Thanks to all the well wishers and Cajun Jeff for updating my status after going bionic. I got home last night after having the Artificial Sphincter and Inflatable Penile Implant done tuesday. The 350 mile drive home was a lu-lu. My wife at first wanted me to take more pain pills or anything that would stop my backseat driving but somehow we both survived. about all I can report so far is that I can still pee and everything hurts. Surprisingly I feel a lot better after a good nights sleep in my own bed. Had to get up every two hours to pee but still it was as good rest. I was surprised when I woke up with some searing pain right above my pubic bone where there was an incision. The nurse took care of that in short order. Turns out that my AUS doctor who was the lead surgeon, places the resevoir though this incission rather than the more popular way where it is placed though the upper scrotal area where the incision is internal. I guess either way there is pain? We talked about this after and he said he thought this was safer as the resevoir is not placed blindly and the incision is made though some tough fascia where he puts some "very" strong stitches. Makes sense to me, plus he said the internal way leaves the tubing in a place where hernias can develope. My AUS doctor was Timothy Boone at Methodist Houston and The IPP was done by Dr. Larry Lipshultz of Baylor. The doctors and the hospital staff were great.
So now I am just a normal bionic guy with plastic tubing like a bowl of spagetti and two pumps, how!
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.