That's where I went for my AUS surgery, etc. Going home after surgery, my instructions were to pull down on the pump every day to insure it settles in the correct position in the scrotum and to NOT push the button or bulb. When I went back for activation, there were no advance instructions. In fact, after my doctor examined me, incision, etc. I was told to go find something to drink and come back in an hour for activation and training. That was it.
I have read here where some actually drank liquids before the appointment to insure there being urine when it was time to activate, but I didn't.
Anyway, I live in South Carolina so it is an 11 hour drive. My doctor even told me I could go to my urologist at home for activation if I didn't want to make the trip.
Good luck. I hope you will be as satisfied with yours as I am with mine.
Diagnosed @ age 46 - September 1997
PSA 5 / Gleason 3+3
Seed Implant - January 1998 @ Trident Hospital, SC
PSA 2.4 - July 2007
PSA 2.7 - July 2008
PSA 3.0 - November 2008
Diagnosed @ age 57 - December 2007
Salvage Prostatectomy & Colostomy - March 2008 @ MSKCC, NY
Suprapubic cathether installed - July 2008 @ Cleveland Clinic, OH
Urethral-Rectal Fistula Repair - August 2008 @ Cleveland Clinic, OH
PSA < .03 - Aug 2008
Penile catheter removed October 2008
Suprapubic catheter removed December 2008
Colostomy Reversal - January 2009 @ Cleveland Clinic
Urethral stricture removed - January 2009 @ Cleveland Clinic
(Total incontinence - 4 diapers & 6 - 8 pads per 24 hour period)
PSA < .03 - Jan 2009
AUS implant - May 2009 @ Cleveland Clinic
PSA < .03 - May 2009
AUS activated - July 2009
(Wearing a light pad daily.)
PSA < .03 - July 2009
Penile Implant - December 2009 @ Cleveland Clinic
PSA < .03 - December 2009
Penile Implant activated - February 2010
PSA < .01 - April 2010