wd, I bought both the manual and battery system (one kit). I haven't used the battery part except to see if it was working. In my system, the 2 vacuum heads are interchangeable on the same tube as they should be. I'm happy with my purchase. At the present, it takes me about
10-15 minutes to start to see reasonable results. That's using the manual. It seems it's getting quicker and soon, maybe I'll have something useable. At that point, maybe I'll change over to the battery part. I paid about
$200 by the time shipping and other expenses were considered (no insurane coverage for this). A lot, but the quality seems good and as always, I was in a hurry.
Hernia, mesh and large scar, surgery early 2006
-Nov/Dec 07, March 08 and Dec 08: Severe perineum pain . Septra/Bactrim for 8 months for diagnosed prostatitis.
-PSA start of 2008: 5.3..... PSA June of 2008: 7.3
-14 DRE all benign or nothing felt
-TRUS Biopsy Nov 08: 5 of 8 cores positive GS 3+3 or 6. 30-65%. Perineural invasion.
-General Health: pretty good, 5' 10", 180 lbs, slim.
-Bone scan Dec 08: Negative
-Barium enema X-ray March 09: Small diverticulosis
-MRI with endorectal coil (April 09 as part of a study)
-3D advanced TRUS (April 09 as part of a study)
-CT (April 09 as part of a study)
-Open RP surgery: May 09 both nerve bundles spared. Bilateral lymph node dissection performed. Discharged 48 hours after surgery.
-Post Surgery Pathology: pT3a N0 MX, extraprostatic extension (EPE), stage III prostate cancer, lymph nodes clear, seminal vesicles clear, Gleason upraded to 3+4 GS 7. EPE within surgical margins. Other than prostate and EPE, all tissue removed negative for cancer involvement.