I have been using the Cunningham clamp for several months and it has made all the difference in the work day. It saves the time and aggrevation of removing pads or depends and I stay dry. It can get a bit uncomfortable especially if the foam rubber material wears out. Seems to get uncomfortable when I am more active versus office work sitting.
I have reorded several times and buy two at a time...to rotate them each day. washing seems to wear them out faster.
I noticed the post about
Dribblestop and looked at it on the web site. Have not tried it yet. The idea of rubber that does not let water penetrate sounds good because of the washing/wear out factor mentioned.
I also noticed ont he Dribblestop photo that it was positioned near the end of the penis. I have been putting my Cunningham nearer the base/body. I am wondering if that tends to cause more pain. I just now put it neared the end and it does seem to feel better.
I may not be using much longer if I proceed to have a sling installed end of January. As noted in posts in other threads, I am debating which sling to install or to go straight to AUS pump. Don't want to keep using the clamp forever but it certainly beats being wet and changing all the time. I would recomment trying both the Cunningham and the Dribblestop and see which works best for you.
64 year old male in excellent physical condition.
No serious illness of any kind.
PSA jumped from 3 to 8 in one year between annual physicals.
Biopsy/pathology confirmed postate cancer.
pt2b NO Mx with a Gleason score 3+3=6.
DaVinci prostatectomy, Robotic surgery July 23, 2008.
Tumor type: Acinar
size 5.5 cm x 5.7 cm weight: 77 gm.
Largest tumor nodule: 1.3 cm
All surgical margins were negative.
Seminal vesicles uninvolved by tumor.
Urinary incontinence incurred immediately followin surgery. Dry at nights but no control during day. Tried drugs imipremine and detrol but no help and caused side effects so stopped them.
Unable to obtail erection from beginning. Viagra and Cialis were used in low dose but caused headache so discontinued. Using pump for erection effectively with rubber clamp.Very loving relationship with wife and we are both fine with this situation as it is.
Underwent physical therapy and kegal exercises with no results for incontinence.
Uideo fluoroscopic urodynamics and cystourethroscopy testing in Oct. 2009. Resulted in recommendation for surgery to insert InVance Male Sling System for incontinence cure. Alternative is new sling called Virtue by Coloplast. Planning this surgery for January 2010.