Jim, With the problems you described I would look into the AUS. It has changed my "post op" life. I fought the leaking for two years. I know there can be problems with any surgery and device but if you find a Doctor that does the AUS on a almost daily basis I'm sure you will be fine. I will not say it is perfect. I still use a light women's liner to catch a few drips and dribbles each day. In the evenings around the house I do not need a liner at all. There is no leaking during intercourse either.
If you ever wish to talk please contact me at the e-mail address on the HW profile.
Good Luck, 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