Leaving for my implant date on Tuesday in Houston. I will be getting the AMS 800 AUS and the AMS 700LGX IPP. My one year RPP anniversary was Dec 15 and unfortunately my incontinence never improved past the first week or so following the catheter removal about a year ago. I fell into the unlucky 2% category. The ED was different, my ED has pretty bad before the RPP and no surprise that it was total after. Since I need the AUS I figured that I would get the IPP done only having one surgery which seemed like a good idea at the time. Now I wonder if I should have got the AUS then after healing think about the IPP. Too late now, so I will find out shortly if that was a good decision or not. My doctors are Timothy Boone (AUS) and Larry Lipshultz (IPP) and this will be done at Methodist Houston. Thanks to all the well wishers from some earlier posts about Worried Guy and myself. about the IPP, I don't know if I would have had the nerve to have that done as a stand alone procedure and I guess that was the main reason for the dual operation.
So next post I will be all pumps and tubes! Yikes!
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,<0.01@12 mo.