AUS, One Handed-Tips and Tricks

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tallguy
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Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 417
   Posted 11/7/2010 7:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Any AUS users out there?
It's interesting how we keep discovering new little things. I have been trying to get used to going into a stall to urinate when at work or traveling. Thought I had to drop trowl to use two hands activate the AUS and point Buford so he didn't blast all over everything....lol. Just this week I figured out that I can take him out just by unzipping normally at a urinal. Then, I push my hand down inside my pants and can grab my scrotum through the underware and activate the AUS....ONE HANDED. Gets me really back to normal.......LITTLE THINGS MEAN A LOT.
66 year old male
PSA jumped 3 to 8 Jan 2008
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.
Incontinence & ED. Dry nights , no control during day.
FUDS and cystourethroscopy testing 10/09.
24 hr pad wt. 219gm. AUA sympton index 13/35=moderate
Virtue sling surgery 2/3/10 NYU med center
Appeared to help but gradually returned to pre surgery condition.
Back to 3-4 pads/day.
Latest PSA 4/1/10 negative.
AMS 800 artificial urinary sphincter implanted 7/8/10 at U of MI.
AMS 800 activated 8/25/10 Dry for first time in 2 years.
Links to my journey posts:
http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=1847812
http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=1710681

Gene214
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 422
   Posted 11/7/2010 8:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Yep.  That's one way I learned to do it too.  Unbuttoning & lowering works ok if wearing jeans, otherwise, slacks tend to slip all the way down and who wants to moon other guys in the men's room.

Neoman
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Date Joined Nov 2010
Total Posts : 192
   Posted 11/17/2010 7:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Iwill be trying this out next week. Just had the device implanted Oct 12. Waiting on the six weeks. A little nervous. Had bladder cancer. Thanks for the advice. will try it when I can. Might as well look like a pro when using it out of the gate!!

tallguy
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Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 417
   Posted 11/17/2010 7:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I was a little apprehensive too but after it's activated and you get your routine down it will give you your life back again. These little things like not having to go in the stall anymore and take my pants down I find to be important. I can now get the business done with a lot less time and trouble. Took me two months to figure it out.
 
Good luck with your activation and if I can be of any help my email address is in my profile.

knotreel
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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 654
   Posted 11/17/2010 9:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Tallguy, and Gene as well, thanks for your updates that you have shared. For me especially they have been helpful and I am HAPPY to say I'll be joining the AUS club Jan 11. Never thought I would be HAPPY or even just happy about something like an AUS but those of us that have made this decision, by the time we go there the incontinence has all but driven us crazy, well I am speaking for myself on the crazy part. I am going the duck tape a domino on and practice  the one hand, uhmm right or left.
I hope you are still doing good and the device is operating properly.
Ron

knotreel
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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 654
   Posted 11/17/2010 10:07 PM (GMT -6)   
And Gene, I am getting the IPP as well and thanks for your posting on that subject. Reading what others have shared about their experience really helps. When I was getting diaxnosed I read about incontinence and the various treatments I it never crossed my mind that the AUS would be where I would end up. I thought, "good god!" they do what!!!!!
And when a guy at work got the IPP about 20 years ago, we all snickered. Yeah we got a good chuckle. Funny how things work out. Now it's me getting one!
I am looking forward to an almost sure thing with the IPP as it should work, the AUS has me worried as I don't have any idea what results I will have. Anyway thanks and I will try to share my experience when this all happens.
Ron
06-08 1st biopsy neg psa 4
10-09 psa 5.5 2nd biopsy 1/12 pos. 10%, G(4+3) age 65
12-15-09 RRP Tulane NOLA Dr Lee
Path, 1%, clr marg, no EPE, no SVI, nodes cl, G(4+3)
100% incontinent after 3 mo. PT
ED, pre-op severe, post op total
10/10 Dr Boone, Baylor recomended AUS
AUS and IPP scheduled 1/11/11
post op psa's 0.04,<0.1,<0.1

Gene214
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 422
   Posted 11/18/2010 2:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Both AUS & IPP have restored my "life" back to normal.  It's wonderful being able to regularly make love to  my wife again and to not pee all over myself everyday.  Believe me when I say I don't take these two things for granted any longer.  I missed the sweet relationship with my wife for 18 months before having it restored.  Can I be blamed for being a PROMOTER of these two devices?  Thanks AMS. 
Gene214
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