I am seeking posts from those of you who have had AUS implants 2 or more years ago. I have seen posts from various people (KW, Gene214, CowboyBob, Divo, Berb, JerryV, and Salty Clark) who have undergone AUS implants, and all were enthusiatic about the device and their results. But, people are usually ecstatic when they receive delivery of a new car. After a while, some develop a different perspective.
I was wondering how everyone who had an AUS implant currently feels about his device. Still happy? Any complaints? Any complications? Any warnings?
I currently am almost 11 mos. post-op per daVinci robotic surgery. Total incontincence; complete ED. I am contemplating an AUS implant, but I don't want to jump into it like I did with the daVinci surgery. The reasons for prompt action are not as compelling.
Currently, my four concerns about the AUS implantation are: (1) development of necrotic tissue under the cuff; (2) erosion of the tissue adjacent to the cuff; (3) migration of the device within my body, especially in view of my currently active lifestyle; and (4) infection. Should I have additional concerns?
Any information which you could share based upon your experiences would be greatly appreciated.
Last PSA prior to biopsy - 11.9
Biopsy - 8/7/2008
Cancer findings at left lateral and left medial apex of prostate
Gleason score - 3+3 = 6
Staging - T1c
Prostate size/weight - 128 cc./ 99 grams
Bone and CT scans - 9/12/2008 - both clear
Age at biopsy - 65 Health - Excellent (other PCa) (Lift weights, play golf & tennis (incl. singles))
da Vinci RP surgery - 12/15/2008 at Naples Hosp.
Surgeon - Dr. Wm. Figlesthaler
Hosp. Stay - 1 night
Catheter removed - 12/23/2008
Post-Op blood tests - 2/2/2009, 3/27/2009, 5/7/2009 & 8/12/2009 PSA - undetectable
Completed 12 weeks biofeedback, coupled with electrical stimulation