I have been absent for a while. Since my "journey" has stabilized with my lovely AUS there is not much to report.
I just wanted to say how much I appreciate all the help and comfort I received from the Brothers on this list over the last couple of years. It is one of the best things I ever found to get unbiased information to cross check which the medical professionals (God Bless Them) provide.
HAPPY NEW3 YEAR and may all your Journeys end in SUCCESS IN 2011.
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.
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