I have been reading this blog for some time and it has been very helpful. I had a radical prostatectomy using the DaVinci Robot on 8/31/2007 in New Haven, CT by Dr. David Hess. I was 57 and in very good health and physical condition. I don't smoke and only social drink. It was successful, but I have been incontinent for the last year and a half. If I am inactive I go through 1 to 2 pads a day. However, the use of alcohol or caffine, or stressful excercise like skiing, biking, gym workouts makes be use a pad every couple of hours. I have managed through all things by wearing a depends diaper and pad to be extra careful. Of course this is a pain in the neck and I find I am doing less exercise since the operation.
I have decided to try the Advance Sling and I am scheduled for surgery April 24, 2009. Dr. Marlene Murphy-Setzko, Hartford, CT is performing the surgery. She indicates she has done about 50 sling surgeries. I am hoping for the best result, with the expectation that I will only need a pad for excercising. I would love to hear more about the results others have had with the Advance Sling. I will report my results after the surgery.
Radical Prostatectomy with DaVinci Robot 8/31/2007, age 57
PSA has been close to 0 since then.
Sexual activity resumed totally after about 6 months, used Viagra for a few months prior then no longer needed it.
Scheduled for Advance Sling 4/23/2009