I am another of the two device guys. I am one year with the AUS and six months with the IPP.
I was totally incontinent for 12 months using 4 diapers and 8 pads per 24 hours and being soaked through when changed. Now, I wear a light pad each day to catch the drips when I sneeze or cough hard.
Due to my condition and surgery, I knew I would be totally impotent going forward. While I never tried the injections, my doctor told me Viagra, etc. would not help me a bit. I did try the VED for about
6 months without much success.
While my doctor said that he has performed both procedures in one surgery, he did not want to do that with me saying that my situation was a little different and the incontinence needed to be dealt with first.
I joke about
having four balls in my sack, but I am happy to have the extra baggage. While I don't ride a bicycle, I think I know what Gene214 is talking about
. I am careful when I get in and out of my truck to lift up and not slide across the seat. On two occasions I have done just that and my AUS when active and my bladder emptied. Thankfully, I was alone. The IPP does its job and fourplay is much better than with the VED.
Diagnosed @ age 46 - September 1997
PSA 5 / Gleason 3+3
Seed Implant - January 1998 @ Trident Hospital, SC
PSA 2.4 - July 2007
PSA 2.7 - July 2008
PSA 3.0 - November 2008
Diagnosed @ age 57 - December 2007
Salvage Prostatectomy & Colostomy - March 2008 @ MSKCC, NY
Suprapubic cathether installed - July 2008 @ Cleveland Clinic, OH
Urethral-Rectal Fistula Repair - August 2008 @ Cleveland Clinic, OH
PSA < .03 - Aug 2008
Penile catheter removed October 2008
Suprapubic catheter removed December 2008
Colostomy Reversal - January 2009 @ Cleveland Clinic
Urethral stricture removed - January 2009 @ Cleveland Clinic
(Total incontinence - 4 diapers & 6 - 8 pads per 24 hour period)
PSA < .03 - Jan 2009
AUS implant - May 2009 @ Cleveland Clinic
PSA < .03 - May 2009
AUS activated - July 2009
(Wearing a light pad daily.)
PSA < .03 - July 2009
Penile Implant - December 2009 @ Cleveland Clinic
PSA < .03 - December 2009
Penile Implant activated - February 2010
PSA < .01 - April 2010