urinary incontinence after radical prostatectomy

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Doovid
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Date Joined Nov 2009
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   Posted 11/8/2009 7:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I just learned about this website dealing Incontinence and E.D. issues following radical prostatectomy. I wish I had known about it before.
I had surgery 5 years ago, and a urinary sling 2 years ago . I have severe stress incontinence from the outset, which has not improved.I have learned to live with it and manage very well.
I am 74 years old, and semi-retired. I do consulting work out of my home office, and am in good health.
I use a MIC (Male Incontinence Clamp) which I have found to be much better than the cunningham clamp, or the other similar clamps. I use 4 or 5 pads a day, and even with the clamp. When pressure builds up, I do feel pain and have to loosen the clamp, but usually it is convenient for me to urinate every couple of hours so the pressure doesn't build up.
I suggest you look into it the MIC, by e-mailing Paul Davis http://sale@ppstop.com, for information. It really works well. It's plastic, very finely engineered, and is compact.
I have been considering an AUS 800, but frankly have been scared off by the reports of problems that I have read about.
Would love to hear from someone who has had good experience and can recommend a good surgeon. I have had a urodynamic test and have been told I am a good candidate. How long is recovery?
Any comments, or questions welcome.

Doovid

Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 11/8/2009 8:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Doovid,

Welcome to HW, glad you found us, always could use a new brother here among us. Can't answer your questions directly, but sure some of the others will come along and help out.

Please keep us posted

David in SC
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Post Surgery  PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Latest: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out  38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped  9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - began IMRT SRT - 39 sess/72 gys cath #8 33 days, 11/2- SP Cath #9 in place

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