As I continue to work on my incontinence, I am looking into alternative solutions to the problem at the end of my seasonal work (October - 11 month anniversary after surgery). My job involves heavy lifting and would not be able to do my work if I had a sling installed in the summer.
At four months out, I am down to 1 pad a night and 2-3 pads during the day - most of the leakage is from stress incontinence - getting up from chair or car seat, lifting. I am able to control it until I get to the bathroom - but unable to stop/start the flow on command - once it starts - the flood waters just go !
Have looked over the two styles of slings and wonder who has a better ratio of success ?
-the doctor at the recent lecture says he has a very high success rate 90% for his 1000+ patients ( he has been doing this operation since 1996 when the sling came out) - but when I search on the web for other studies - cornell and another site - stated only 55% success rate with 75% success rate ( including those with better control than before).
any of the sling guys have any feedback on this?
I am not jumping the gun - just doing research - have read some earlier topic postings here and wondering if anyone has changed their mind on the procedure over time.
P.S. am aware of tallguy's coloplast sling postings - and found just now - drewboy's start of his journey - all the best -
54 - gay - with spouse, Steve - 59PSA:
04/2007- 1.68 - 08/2009 - 3.46 - 10/2009 - 3.86Confirmation of Prostate Cancer:
October 16, 2009 - 6 of 12 cancerous samples , Gleason 7 (4+3)Doctor:
Dr. Mohamed Elharram -Urologist / Surgeon - Peterborough Regional Health CentreRadical Prostatectomy Operation:
November 18, 2009 , home - November 21, 2009Post 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 docIncontinence:
3-5 pads/1-2 clothes changes/day- finally seeing improvement - March 3, 2010 - week 14 after surgery - location:
Peteborough, Ontario, CanadaPost Surgery-PSA:
to be announced - April 8, 2010
Post Edited (tatt2man) : 3/19/2010 8:21:33 AM (GMT-6)