Male Sling Swap - Coloplast Virtue out / AMS AdVance in

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Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 134
   Posted 2/13/2010 4:58 PM (GMT -6)   
It has now been more than eight weeks since I had a Coloplast Virtue sling surgically removed from my body and an American Medical System's AdVance sling implanted at the same time. The difference has been fantastic. I had been using 1-2 pads per day prior to the implantation of the Coloplast Virtue sling last July. Following the Virtue sling surgery, my pad usage went to 4-5 pads per day. The pain from the Virtue sling implant was intolerable and continuous until the sling was removed last December.

With the AdVance sling, I am totally dry for the first time in ten years. This includes coughing and sneezing. I have not required a single pad since the AdVance implant surgery. The pain from the
3 1/2 hour removal surgery last December is improving and I am beginning to feel like a human being again for the first time in more than seven months.

I would be interesting in hearing from others that suffered extensive (intolerable) long term pain following male sling surgery. I would also be interested in hearing from anyone that required their male sling removed due to pain. My email is:

Best wishes,


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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 2832
   Posted Yesterday 6:48 PM (GMT -6)   
John - thank you for this posting of your journey as well as to responding to my posting re: the different types of AMS slings.
Wishing you all the best.
Age: 54 - gay - with spouse, Steve - 59
PSA: 04/2007- 1.68 - 08/2009 - 3.46 - 10/2009 - 3.86
Confirmation of Prostate Cancer: October 16, 2009 - 6 of 12 cancerous samples , Gleason 7 (4+3)
Doctor: Dr. Mohamed Elharram -Urologist / Surgeon - Peterborough Regional Health Centre
Radical Prostatectomy Operation: November 18, 2009 , home - November 21, 2009
Post Surgery Biopsy: pT3a- gleason 7 - extraprostatic extension - perineural invasion - prostate weight - 34.1gm -
ED Prescription: Jan 8/2010 - started daily 5mg cialis - girth back to normal -but not much length - will go for trimix in April when I see doc
Incontinence: 3-5 pads/1-2 clothes changes/day- finally seeing improvement - March 3, 2010 - week 14 after surgery -
location: Peteborough, Ontario, Canada
Post Surgery-PSA: to be announced - April 8, 2010

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