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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 52
   Posted 3/4/2009 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi to all who replied to my query about the AUS and its working after the implant.  As i said in my earlier letter this will be the third try at the implant.  The reason the first two failed is because of a money grabbing doctor who did not know what he was doing.  And he is still doing the same thing to other men.  Too bad we can't stop someone like that.  The first failure came because the doctor said the pump failed.  The second was installed only two months after the first one was removed.  After the second one was draining after six weeks i was told to take antibiotics and come back in two weeks.  I then got an appointment at Mayo Clinic in Rochester Mn.  I got there on a Friday morning and after many tests was being emergently operated at 11 PM that night.  Had i not gone when i did i would be dead.  After talking to the doctor he said Mayo had been installing Aus for thirty years and never had a pump failure.  This was just about a year ago and things have been delayed because i had an appendectomy, rupture and had to have an operation on the bladder neck.  The doctor who is to operate on me has done ove 800 operations that other doctors have screwed up.  Doctors at Mayo are paid a salary so there are no money grabbers there  I will be operated on March 25 and i hope everything goes as planned,  Thanks for all you replies and well wishes.

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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 883
   Posted 3/4/2009 9:19 PM (GMT -6)   

    Jerry,  I hope you get the fix so well diserved.  If all of these were AMS manufactured I would contact them about the time you have had.  I would also contact the medical board of the state where the doctor works.

    Good Luck this time.    KW


    43 at Dx and Surgery (RRP)
    PSA 5.7, Biopsy 3 of 12 positive (up to 75%) all on left side of prostate, Gleason 7
    RRP on Oct. 17, 2006 - Nerves on right side saved. All Lab's clear. 
    Cathiter in for 28 days due to complications in healing. Removed Nov. 9, 2006
    First Post op PSA on Dec. 11, 2006  Undetectable 0.00.
    ED workable and usable with Viagra.
    Feb. 20th, 2007 - Feb. 4th, 2008  Cystoscope, Two Collagen injections,Second Opinion Consultation for Incontinance at OU Medical Center, Bio-Feedback training, Chiropractic, Accupuncture  to try to resolve ongoing incontinance (4-6 pads a day)  All PSA's 0.00.
    Feb. 22nd, 2008 - Surgery to install the AMS AdVance Male Sling.
    March 27th, 2008 - Sling not working, Little or no improvement.
    April 18, 2008 - Collagen injection.  Back to using 4-6 full pads a day within a week.
    May 14, 2008 - Another collagen injection to try to Band-Aid the leaking for our June cruise.  Will start making conusultation appiontments for AUS after we return.
    July 14th, 2008 - AUS consultation with Dr. Morey at UT Southwestern (Dallas).
    July 30, PSA 0.00.
    Aug. 22nd, 2008 - AUS Surgery by Dr. Morey
    Oct. 6th, 2008 - AUS Activation by Dr. Morey.  Working Great, only light drips and dribbles.
    Jan, 31st, 2009 - PSA 0.00  Next test in July, 2009  

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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 637
   Posted 3/4/2009 9:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Gosh, Jerry, that is just horrible. I agree with KW....
Pete had the AUS installed at MSK last Sept and initially it was not working very well, but over time, it has been much better, and he is happy with it.. I am sure that this time will be good for you...Good luck to you....Diane
Husband Pete
dx Jan 2001 gleason 4 + 3 PSA 16.5
Seed implant and conformal radiation and Lupron from Jan 2001 to Jan2002
2005 Dec PSA began to rise from .5 to 8 within 6 months
Salvage surgery at MSK 9/06 Dr. Eastham
Fistula operation 2/07 MSK Dr. Wong
Many cystoscopies and ER visits with strictures
Catheter for one year....Catheter taken out Sept 07..
Total Incontinence since then....
PSA .52 3/08
AUS Operation at MSK Sept 8 2008 Dr. Sandhu
Activated Oct 28th Dr. Sandhu..MSK
Some difficulty with AUS arising Nov 10 2008
Meeting with Dr. Sandhu to discuss AUS problems and new PSA test Dec 11, 2008
PSA .6 12/08
AUS improving..only 2 pads a day and one at night
Complete hip replacement surgery Dr. Waters Gainesville, FL 1/9/09
Hip replacement total success..pain gone!!
PSA .7 2/10/09

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