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jerryv
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 52
   Posted 3/31/2009 11:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all
I have been in and out of the forum for some time and would like to report that i had an AUS implanted at Mayo Clinic by Dr Dan Elliott last Wednesday.  This is the third one i have had implanted and i feel this one will surely work.  Dr Elliott has done over 900 of these operations and he handles the ones that other doctors have screwed up..  I now have to wait the six weeks to have it activated.  Thanks to all you guys who gave input on the AUS.  It was very helpful.
I know i read every once in a while how long you can live after PC.  I'D LIKE TO LET YOU ALL KNOW THAT EARLIER THIS MONTH I TURNED 90.  I am in good physical shape and enjoy every day as it comes.  Age is not a factor as long as you have a positive attitude and enjoy your life.
I will be on again after activation and let you know the rest of the story
Blessings
Jerryv

Steve n Dallas
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 4828
   Posted 3/31/2009 12:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Happy belated Birthday smhair
 
I hope I last that long....
Age 54   - 5'11"   205lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 2007 & Jan 2008 -> 1.3
Biopsy - 03/04/08 -> Gleason 6 
 
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy
Catheter in for five weeks.
Dry after 3 months.
 
10/03/08 - 1st Quarter PSA -> less then .01
01/16/09 - 2nd Quarter PSA -> less then .01
Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.
 


Purgatory
Elite Member


Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25369
   Posted 3/31/2009 2:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Jerry, happy late birthday to you. Being 56 years old, 90 sounds like half a lifetime away, congratuations to you.

David in SC
Age 56, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3,9/8 14.5
3rd Biopsy Sept 08: Positive 7 of 7 cores, 40-90%, Gleason 7, 4+3
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves spared, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsular, clear margins, clear lymph nodes 
First PSA Post Surgery   2/9 .05, 6 month on 5/9
 
 


kw
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 883
   Posted 3/31/2009 5:49 PM (GMT -6)   

    Jerry,  Dr. Elliot was on my short list but I decided to stay close to home and go to Dr. Morey in Dallas.  I'm sure this one will work great.  Look forward to hearing how your activation goes.

    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  


Gene214
Regular Member


Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 422
   Posted 4/1/2009 3:04 PM (GMT -6)   

...Praying for a successful activation!

Gene214


PC diagnosed 12-06 @ age 63
Radical open removal 2-14-07, Gleason 3+3=6
Removal of stricture 6-07, incontinence continues
Scheduled for AUS & IPP 05-08
Surgeon cancelled one day pre-surgery, due to cardiac concerns
Nuclear stress 5/13/08
3 stents 5/27
AUS, IPP implanted 07-16-08
AUS, IPP was activated on 08-18-08.  They both work!
10-20-08 went back to surgeon for a follow-up.  Both devices are working very good and surgeon was very pleased that I am very pleased.
 


sandstorm
Regular Member


Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 194
   Posted 4/1/2009 3:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Happy Belated Birthday! Jerry

I hope to catch up to you someday. Here's to that AUS activation being a big success!
Age at DX 57
5-18-07 PSA 7.7
5-06-08 PSA 4.6  8% free psa, but stable
10-23-08 PSA 5.65 4% free psa
11-04-08 biopsy
11-11-08 2 of 12 cores positive
Gleason 3+3  6  stage t1c / post-op 3+4  7  stage t2c
CT and Bone scan negative
Da Vinci RRP 01-09-09
Catheter removed 1-15-09
Pathology Report says it's gone!
First Post-op PSA 2-17-09   0.00


divo
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 637
   Posted 4/1/2009 6:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow, Jerry! You rock! Happy Birthday, and many happy returns of the day!! 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


justus1292
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 63
   Posted 4/2/2009 4:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Help me out here.  Can't find AUS on the search engine.  Please, what is it?

Magaboo
Veteran Member


Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 1210
   Posted 4/2/2009 5:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi jerryv,

Happy belated birthday and many happy returns! Hopefully your new implant will be good for at least 10 years. Looking forward to your continuing updates for us.
All the best to you in the years to come.

Magaboo
Born Sept 1936
PSA 7.9
-ve DRE
Gleason's Score 3+4=7, 2 of 8 positive
open RP 28 Nov 06 (nerve sparing), Post op staging T3a
Gleasons still 3+4=7
Seminal vesicles and lymph nodes clear
Catheter out 15 Dec 06, Dry since 11 Feb 07
All PSA tests in 2007 (4) <.04
PSA tests in 2008: Mar.=.04; Jun.=.05; Sept.=.08; 3 days before Rad Start=0.1
Salvage RT completed (33 sessions - 66 Grays) on the 19th Dec., 08.
PSA on the 26 Jan., 09, =0.05. PSA tests now every 6 month


Gene214
Regular Member


Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 422
   Posted 4/3/2009 8:25 AM (GMT -6)   

Justus,

An AUS is an "Arficial Urinary Sphincter", a device used by men who suffer from incontinence... for whatever reason.

Gene214


PC diagnosed 12-06 @ age 63
Radical open removal 2-14-07, Gleason 3+3=6
Removal of stricture 6-07, incontinence continues
Scheduled for AUS & IPP 05-08
Surgeon cancelled one day pre-surgery, due to cardiac concerns
Nuclear stress 5/13/08
3 stents 5/27
AUS, IPP implanted 07-16-08
AUS, IPP was activated on 08-18-08.  They both work!
10-20-08 went back to surgeon for a follow-up.  Both devices are working very good and surgeon was very pleased that I am very pleased.
 

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