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enniswb
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 7
   Posted 8/9/2009 6:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi........Bill Ennis from Towanda, PA here. I'm going to schedule the Advance Male Sling procedure for mid-September. I've had incontinence issues every since my prostate surgery 4 years ago and have finally decided ENOUGH is ENOUGH!!! I'm having it done by Dr. Robert Mayer up to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. Any comments on what to expect?

Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25364
   Posted 8/9/2009 7:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to HW, Bill. PA is a great state. There are some experienced with you situation and the solution you are about to have done, hopefully they will come along soon. Four years is way too long to have incontinence problems, I hope this works well for you.

Please keep us posted.

David in SC
Age 57, 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
 Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsule, one post. margin, clear lymph nodes 
2009 PSA   2/9 .05, 5/9 .10, 6/9 .11, 8/11 ?
Lastest 7/13 met with Rad. Oncl, considering options, 7/20 Catheter #6 after complete blockage, scarring closed up bladder neck, corrective laser surgery scheduled for 8/18
 
 


kw
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 883
   Posted 8/9/2009 7:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Bill,  I had a Advance Sling done also.  I am would like to know how much you are leaking?  How many pads a day?  I know how it is being one of the "leakers".  You can check the links below to learn more about my sling adventure.  I will be checking back to answer any questions.  I 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
     Dec. 2006 – Oct. 2008 Cystoscope, Two Collagen injections,Second Opinion   
    Consultation for Incontinance at OU Medical Center, Bio-Feedback       
    training, Chiropractic, Accupuncture , AdVance Male Sling, Two Collagen injections,
    AUS Installed and Activated (Dr. Morey at UT Southwestern Dallas TX)  All to try to 
    resolve incontinence (using 6-8 Depends Guards a day)

    To Date All PSA's 0.00.

   http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=721171

    http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=978691


dawgfan
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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 148
   Posted 8/10/2009 11:28 AM (GMT -6)   

I had the AdVance sling installed and would be glad to answer any questions as well.

 

Links to topics I started about the sling:

 

http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=1519142

 

http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=1472225

 

http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=1505310


DX 8/24/06, Gleason 6, PSA 3.32, stage T1C, age 48
da Vinci on 10/20/06
6/16/09 AdVance Sling installed
 Last PSA was 0.01


sargeandham
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 14
   Posted 8/10/2009 2:21 PM (GMT -6)   
hi  bill  I had the advanced male sling in June 08,   It was very succcessful.  I was wearing 4 to 8 pads a day.  Now there is no leakage unless I  postpone going to the bath room.    You will have almlost no pain,, but lots of bruising in gential area and soreness for a few days.  Use donut riding.  Otherwise Its the best thing I have done.  I had prost. cancer and removal in May of 07,  ahd had the incont until the day after this surgery.  My urologists had only done 1, but agout 300 slings in women so I trusted him..  You will do fine.. 

age 65  pre-op PSA was 10.2
bio 2005 was neg psa 4.2 ., 10-06 was 4.5  neg.bio
01-08  4.7 could not determine, dr. requested send to J.Hopkins, one from Oct 07 came back pos. gleason 3+3  2 of 10 positive.
robot assisted henry ford hosp 5/07 psa every 3 mons  0.1 since great...,
incontience 4 to 5 pads daily for year terrible...
6/03/08 advanced male sling installed.its been a week no leakage  one time at night //great..//dr. excellant he  never gave up. sling done Colo. SC


sargeandham
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 14
   Posted 8/10/2009 2:58 PM (GMT -6)   
bill    Just a quick follow up on surgery in june 08. I could only lift 10 to 15 lbs.  I really was carefull about what I did for the first 6 weeks.   But after a year (14 mos)  no prob. also all tests  been .00 for two years/  So  I am 67 now and feel grreaattte::::: 
age 65  pre-op PSA was 10.2
bio 2005 was neg psa 4.2 ., 10-06 was 4.5  neg.bio
01-08  4.7 could not determine, dr. requested send to J.Hopkins, one from Oct 07 came back pos. gleason 3+3  2 of 10 positive.
robot assisted henry ford hosp 5/07 psa every 3 mons  0.1 since great...,
incontience 4 to 5 pads daily for year terrible...
6/03/08 advanced male sling installed.its been a week no leakage  one time at night //great..//dr. excellant he  never gave up. sling done Colo. SC


enniswb
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 7
   Posted 8/20/2009 7:17 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks for all the information/advice.

Re: how much I leak.......I wear a full diaper (either Depends for Men or Tena brand) and usually just one per day. I don't leak hardly at all in the evening in bed...but sometimes heavy leakage during daytime if activities are strenuous...but, normally, I only partially "soak" one underwear per day. I guess that might be considered only "moderate" by some, but it's becoming very, very annoying after 4 years of wearing padding 24/7. I'm looking forward to getting the sling procedure and I hope and pray that it'll give me what I'm looking for--or at least help greatly. I'll report my progress.....Thanks guys!

 

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