Recovery Time from Sling Procedure?

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TSFFZ
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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 8/25/2009 6:34 PM (GMT -6)   
SkyDaver, kw, egor, et al, I am scheduling the procedure to have an Advance Male Sling and would like to know the recovery time you experienced so that I can plan my future after the procedure. I understand that there is a risk of urine retention and if that comes, I'll just deal with it. However, I am more interested in how long it will take to get out and about comfortably as I would like to plan a trip with a pretty lady afterwards.

Thanks for any input, TSFFZ

kw
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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 8/25/2009 7:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a detailed account of my sling experience in "My Journey" at the links in my signature.  The sling will probably be in the second link but I am not sure.  It may take a little scrolling to find it.
I hope yours goes well and you get the results you are looking for.
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 More 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


TSFFZ
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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 8/25/2009 9:07 PM (GMT -6)   
kw, Thanks for the info. It appears that you were relatively pain-free at about two weeks when you returned to work. I'm sorry that you went through all of that without getting the results that you wanted. Hopefully, mine will be more successful as I am starting out with much less leakage. I only use one very light pad/day but the drips here and there after 18 months are really getting me down!

Thanks!

TSFFZ

dawgfan
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Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted 8/26/2009 6:06 AM (GMT -6)   

Quick answer is every bit of 6 weeks, but everyone heals at various rates.

 

Repeated from a related thread:

 

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


TSFFZ
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25
   Posted 8/26/2009 11:00 AM (GMT -6)   
dawgfan, Thanks for the info. Are you satisfied with the results of your procedure?

dawgfan
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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 148
   Posted 8/26/2009 11:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Although the first week - 10 days was rough for me, I am very pleased with the results. Definitely fixed the leakage! Have played golf last two weekends at full strength and been running since week 7. All is back to order with minor awareness that things continue to heal down below.
 
Best of luck with your adventure.
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

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