Headed to Houston today for the "activation" appointment tomorrow. LFPF, that is my dream but i hope I have not let my LFPF hopes become my expectation. Whatever the outcome it should at least be better. I did some online research and I found that the the AMS 800 AUS is available in 4 pressure setting, with the max usually reserved for cluff placemant on the bladder neck rather than the uretha just downstream of the external (pelvic floor) sphincter which is where mine is. I have lots of questions too. I never thought about
what happens if scenarios like; fails closed with inoperable pump? what type of catheter could be used for how long? can a suprapubic catheter be placed without damaging the tubing and resevior which is in that area? does "increased risk of infection" extend long term and special care required during dental proceedures? should I lock
open the AUS at night to decrease damage to the uretha? and so on.
I am going to drink a bunch of water just prior to the visit so I can test it right a way and I hope to drive back from Houston with only a light pad ("for data"). I am bringing my wife into the visit so she can understand how to operate the thing if need be and what emergency room proceedures need attention.
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 @ 12 months
ED, pre-op severe, post op total
10/10 Dr Boone, Methodist recomended AUS
AUS/ IPP performed 1/11/11 Methodist Houston
post op psa's 0.04,<0.1,<0.1,<0.01@12 mo.