Mr. Bill, as the owner of a stoma, to be completely honest, i would be considered 100% incontinent in the normal sense of the word, without my 2-piece wafer and bag attached to the stoma, i would leak urine constantly 24 hours a day. The "device" acts as an external collection device. I have no sensation of urinating. The conduit/stoma has no pain nerves in it, so there is no feeling whatsover. Since the uterers from the kidneys are perm. disconnected from the bladder, no urine can leak/drip from that area, or through my penis as far as that goes.
I am surprised that more men haven't discussed this surgery as a possible alternative to the AUS and other devices. Though it is a major operation, but one that is considered tried and true.
David in SC
PS Before this OP, I was still 100% on my own. This was done as the result of perm. radiation damage to my bladder and bladder neck from the SRT that I underwent.
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 11/10 Not taking it
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/23/10