"Virtue" male sling for incontinence

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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 16
   Posted 3/5/2010 5:04 PM (GMT -6)   
To those suffering from incontinence.....
I have a number of prior posts, but to give a quick update....
Had Virtue male sling surgery on 12/09/2009- about 3 months ago, after using 2-3 pads daily. (Dr. Nitti- NYU-New york City)
I am very happy with the results....haven't used a pad since. Ther is some very minor leakage when getting up or 'shifting" when sitting, and a little more leakage when walking briskly on a hard surface (road) for about 45 minutes, but not all the time (may just be how much I drank beforehand) Most days I'm almost completely dry.
Again, although I'm not 100% dry, this very slight leakage and no need for pads , is  something I never expected!!!

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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25364
   Posted 3/5/2010 6:10 PM (GMT -6)   

happy to read that this has worked so well for you, sounds like pretty decent results. hope it continues this way for you in the future.

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
Incontinence:  1 Month     ED:  Non issue at any point post surgery, no problem post SRT
Post Surgery  PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12
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 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 43 days, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4,  Caths #11 and #12  same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days, 3/2- Cath #12 out - 41 days, 3/2- Corr Surgery #5, Caths #13 & #14 same time

Cajun Jeff
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 4088
   Posted 3/5/2010 6:46 PM (GMT -6)   
rapids, This is very good news. I know that you are pleased.

Cajun Jeff
AGE:58, 57dx. PSA 5.4
Biopsy: 9/08 Gleason 3+4=7
open RP: 10?08 Nerve sparing. Path Report : GS 3+3=6 Stg pt2c margins clear
Cath for 10 day. Dry day after removal of Cath
PSA @ 3 months <0.1
6 months <0.1
9 months <0.1
12 months <0.1
16 months <0.1

ED Started VED at 3 months, pills followed VCL none did much, tried MUSE at 9 months (YUCK) Hated it. 15 months out injections Caveject (succecc)

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Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 171
   Posted 3/5/2010 8:24 PM (GMT -6)   

Good for you. Keep us posted, especially the leakers like me, who may be just a few months behind you.


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Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 417
   Posted 3/6/2010 7:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Glad to see you are still doing so well. As most of you know, I had the same sling surgery with the same doctor four weeks ago. See Tallmans journey with Coloplast Sling Surgery.
I have improvement but not as much as Rapids. I think I was a heavier leaker before the surgery. At first it appeared I would be dryer but am now back to 2-3 pads per day, not all full. Trying some more things including drugs and perhaps later collagen injections. In my case some would say I would have been wiser to do the AUS but I am still glad I went this way first. Time will tell if I improve any further but odds are that I will level off......and there may be an AUS in my future down the road.
64  year old male in excellent physical condition.
PSA jumped  3 to 8 in one year
pt2b NO Mx with a Gleason score 3+3=6.
DaVinci RP,  7/23/08. Tumor type: Acinar
size 5.5 cm x 5.7 cm weight: 77 gm.
Largest tumor nodule: 1.3 cm. All margins negative.
Incontinence & ED. Dry nights , no control during day.
Imipremine and detrol, Phy ther. and kegals no help.
FUDS and cystourethroscopy testing 10/09.
24 hr pad wt. 219gm. AUA sympton index 13/35=moderate
Incontinence symp. index severeity score=22
Rec. for sling surgery. Dr. does mostly InVance.
Researched and decided on either AdVance or Virtue.
Virtue sling surgery 2/3/10 NYU med center by Dr. Victor Nitti

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