Had an AUS put in yesterday

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webstergl
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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 8/29/2009 5:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Back in june I decided to have an AUS done, my doctors told me the male sling would not be my best solution. Surgery went well went in at 7:00 am I was all done and home by 12:30 pm I am sore but surpeised I expected worst. Now I will have to wait 6 weeks before thet activate the AUS. I have researched alot about the AUS and all appears to be very positive. If this fixes the leaking I will be one happy dude.

BTW my 6month check up in june PSA is 0 I am now 2+ years at ZERO

Age 54 (Dx age 52)

11/06 severe prostate infection PSA was at 52

2/07  4th PSA still at 6.2

3/07 Biopsy

4/07 5 of 12 core samples positive with Gleason at 6 -7

6/07 Robotic Radical Prostatectomy

Pathology showed Cancer was organ contained

Last 3 PSA’s 0

11/08 Dx with BNC (Bladder Neck Contracture) due to scare tissue

3/08 Scheduled for TUI, as well either an AUS or Male sling not sure at this point which one


Purgatory
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   Posted 8/29/2009 6:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats on the 2 years of zero, that has got to make you feel good.

Hope you heal well on the AUS surgery, sorry you needed to have one, but when they activate and if it works well, I am sure it will all worth it.

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, 8/9 .16
Lastest 7/13 met with Rad. Oncl, considering options, 7/20 Catheter #6 after complete blockage, 8/14 met with Rad Oncl, 8/18 - laser scope surgery to clear blockage, now on Cath #7, 8/26 - cath removed
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


webstergl
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   Posted 8/30/2009 7:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks David, after I had the balloon Dialation done on March which really helped with the flow problem I went from about 2 - 3 pads a day to 5- 6 a day. Makes me crazy when I was out in public for any length of time. the testing that I had done showed I only had about 75 - 80% control did kegel's for 8 months and it helped to a degree. I went to see Dr Allen Morey UTSouthwestern in Dallas TX and my regular Uro doctor Motha Collin County Urology and they both told me that the AUS has been very successful the male sling is a good alternative but t is better for those who have more control.

My doctors never sugarcoated any thing they told me I sould get back to 95 - 99% control probably never will be 100% but if I can get to one lite pad a day I will be good with that.

I am able to walk ok sitting in a chair is not very comfortable so I sit in bed mostly and thank god for the pain meds they help alot.

I am coming up on my 2.5 year mark and even though the leaking sucks I am cancer free so if this is the price I have to pay to not have cancer so be it.

Age 54 (Dx age 52)

11/06 severe prostate infection PSA was at 52

2/07  4th PSA still at 6.2

3/07 Biopsy

4/07 5 of 12 core samples positive with Gleason at 6 -7

6/07 Robotic Radical Prostatectomy

Pathology showed Cancer was organ contained

Last 3 PSA’s 0

11/08 Dx with BNC (Bladder Neck Contracture) due to scare tissue

3/08 Scheduled for TUI, as well either an AUS or Male sling not sure at this point which one


kw
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Total Posts : 883
   Posted 8/30/2009 8:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Web,  I am also one of Dr. Morey's AUS guys.  I am very happy with the outcome.  I do still wear a light womans linerto catch the dribbles for daily activities.  I also still need a regular Depends Guard when I play golf.  I hope all goes well with your activation.
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


Wigs
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Total Posts : 89
   Posted 8/31/2009 2:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Webstergl,

I will be surprised if you aren't very happy when you get your AUS activated. Prior to my activation in July, I was going through 4 diapers and 7-8 pads in a 24 hour period. Now, I wear a ladies light pad during the day. So far, I've only experienced some slight leakage when I sneeze or cough hard. I've done some yard work, cutting grass and weed-eating and there were no problems with that or playing golf. I empty my bladder about every 2 1/2 - 3 hours, basically when I feel the need to "go".
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
 
 


webstergl
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 25
   Posted 9/1/2009 9:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the posts, it is good to hear the success that you have had makes me feel better (even though the boys are still pretty tender) I will be pleased with the outcome. Dr Morey told me the same that it would not be a complete fix but a lot better than the why it is now. Guess I will have to take up golf to see if I pass that test. :)
Age 54 (Dx age 52)
11/06 severe prostate infection PSA was at 52
2/07 PSA still at 6.2
3/07 Biopsy
4/07 5 of 12 core samples positive with Gleason at 6 -7
6/07 Robotic Radical Prostatectomy
Pathology showed Cancer was organ contained
Last 4 PSA’s 0
11/08 Dx with BNC (Bladder Neck Contracture) due to scare tissue
3/08 balloon dilation
8/09 AUS implant now waiting 6 weeks for activation


Gene214
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 422
   Posted 9/2/2009 10:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Webstergl,
 
Dr. Morey also did my implants.  I too wear one light panti liner per day to catch dribbles & drips.  You will be pleased. 
Gene214
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
 


webstergl
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 25
   Posted 9/4/2009 8:40 AM (GMT -6)   
well frist week after AUS surgery, things are progrssing well till pretty tender but most all swelling is gone. I will say that it is not a good place to have surgery and be incontinent. hopefully amother week and all will be back to normal

Gary
Age 54 (Dx age 52)
11/06 severe prostate infection PSA was at 52
2/07 PSA still at 6.2
3/07 Biopsy
4/07 5 of 12 core samples positive with Gleason at 6 -7
6/07 Robotic Radical Prostatectomy
Pathology showed Cancer was organ contained
Last 4 PSA’s 0
11/08 Dx with BNC (Bladder Neck Contracture) due to scare tissue
3/08 balloon dilation
8/09 AUS implant now waiting 6 weeks for activation

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