Wavebrilliance - anyone used it?

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Berb
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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 7/1/2009 3:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,
 
Been a while since I have posted. 
 
Has anyone had any experience with the magnetic pulse chair system deployed by www.wavebrilliance.com for strengthening pelvic floor muscles?
 
As some may know, I have had an Artificial Uninary Sphincter fitted following the non-return of continence after radical prostatectomy.  It's been in for a year and I've been pretty happy with it.  When it was first activated, I had a very small amount of leakage and wore a thin panty liner.  However, the volume of urine loss has increased in recent months and I now wear a small pad (as opposed to a liner) which I change twice a day.  My urologist has suggested I may be experiencing a thinning of the urethra, caused by atrophy of the tissue under the cuff of the device.  This is experienced by a number of people with the AUS fitted, and it may be that I am one of them.
 
So I'm keeping my antenna up for any new technology that may come to the rescue if the thinning continues (if that indeed is what it is). I saw an ad for the wavebrilliance system and thought perhaps it may be of value.
 
Berb

59 when diagnosed, now 61 years old
Da Vinci surgery Jan 10, 2007, nerves spared, no cancer detected outside prostate
Pre surgery PSA 8, Gleeson 3+4=7, T1C, 3 out of 12 biopsies had cancer
Complication 1: urine favoured drain tube over catheter, extra time in hospital, catheter in for 2 weeks
Complication 2 - urinary tract infection - Citrobacter (hospital bug), 6 weeks antibiotics cleared up
Complication 3 - fungal growth on genitals (candida albicans) probably from antibiotics
Aug'07 Urodynamic study for continuing incontinence 8 pads per day; diagnosed bladder neck stenosis
Oct'07 CT scan indicated nothing abnormal; cystoscopy showed narrowing at anastimosis - dialated
Dec'07 averaging 9 pads a day, started acupuncture (no benefit after 10 treatments)
Jun'08 AUS fitted
Aug'08 AUS activated - highly effective
Post surgery PSA tests: all undetectable


CPA
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 655
   Posted 7/1/2009 5:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Greetings, Berb.  Sorry, I haven't heard anything about this.  I would bounce it off my urologist and see if he has any suggestions related to the wavebrilliance system.  There are lots of websites out there and many are perfectly legitimate but I'd want my urologist on board before pursuing anything.  Trust you will find a good solution for your situation.  David

Diagnosed Dec 2007 during annual routine physical at age 55
PSA doubled from previous year from 1.5 to 3.2
12 biopsies - 2 pos; 2 marginal
Gleason 3+3; upgraded to 4+3 post surgery
RRP 4 Feb 08; both nerves spared
Good pathology - no margins - all encapsulated
Catheter out Feb 13 - pad free Feb 16
PSA every 90 days - ZERO's everytime!
Great wife and family who take very good care of me

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