You were kind enough to have answered my prior questions about your experience with the longer term viability of the AUS. I am happy to hear that after 1 yr. of successful operation, you are as pleased today as the days after which your AUS was first activated.
While my degree of incontinence is similar to yours, I still have not elected the AUS implant route. Instead, I have been looking into autologous adult stem cell therapy. Work on this topic for post-prostatectomy patients has been performed by Dr. Hannes Strasser of the Medical Univ. of Innsbruck, Austria. In the USA, the first clinical trial for female stress urinary incontinence was performed (and is currently underway) at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI. It is my current understanding that a clinical trial for male SUI may be conducted beginning in 2011. With the help of my AFEX incontinence system, I believe that I can hold out until then.
With the number of people on this board suffering with post-prostatectomy incontinence, I have been surprised that I haven't seen any discussion of adult (not embryonic) stem cell therapy.