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Wigs
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 89
   Posted 6/3/2009 5:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Just returned home (SC) from Cleveland Clinic having the AMS 800 implant procedure.  My doctor told me I would be sore and I have been.  I am anxiously awaiting the six weeks "healing" period to have this thing activated.
 
I have been reading the comments of many of you that have been through this phase and are satisfied with the results.  I am exited about the prospects.
 
After going through 4 diapers and 8 pads in a 24 hour period since January, it is hard to imagine being dry again.
 
 


Diagnosed @ age 47 - September 1997
PSA 5 / Gleason 3+3
Seed Implant - January 1998 @ Trident Hospital, SC
PSA 2.4 - July 2007
PSA 2.7 - July 2008
PSA 3.0 - November 2008
Diagnosed @ age 57 - December 2007
Gleason 4+3
Salvage Prostatectomy & Colostomy - March 2008 @ MSKCC, NY
Urethral-Rectal Fistula Repair - August 2008 @   Cleveland Clinic, OH
PSA < .03 - Aug 2008
Colostomy Reversal - January 2009 @ Cleveland Clinic
PSA < .03 - Jan 2009
AUS implant - May 2009 @ Cleveland Clinic
PSA < .03 - May 2009
 
 

Post Edited (Wigs) : 6/3/2009 7:04:31 PM (GMT-6)


Gene214
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 422
   Posted 6/4/2009 6:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Wigs,
 
You most likely will be most pleased when the thing is activated.  When mine was first activated, I went by the restroom in the doctor's office and yanked my pad out of my briefs.  I didn't wear anything for a couple of week and stayed fairly dry, but the dampness got to me so now I wear one pantiliner per day to catch the little dribbles.  It's so nice.
 
Gene 214 
PC diagnosed 12-06 @ age 63
Radical open removal 2-14-07, Gleason 3+3=6
Post-Surgery psa  -- .011
Removal of stricture 6-07, incontinence continues
01-15-08 psa -- .05
AUS, IPP implanted 07-16-08
AUS, IPP activated on 08-18-08.  They both work!
10-20-08 went back to surgeon for a follow-up.  Both devices work well.
10-20-08 psa -- .05
05-15-09 psa -- .07
 


kw
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 883
   Posted 6/5/2009 6:51 AM (GMT -7)   

    Wings,  great to hear you are on your way.  The wait will be worth it.  There is a short learning curve to figure out how to work things and feel natural but in a few weeks it will seem like you have had the AUS forever.  I also still use a light womens liner to catch drips and dribbles.  But not a bad trade off from where I was.

   WIsh you well,  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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