Hey Sea "CofP"
How much are you leaking? Do you have residual control? (Meaning Can you hold it for 5 seconds?) You need to know this in order to decide the next steps.
I remember when you first joined and asked some questions about incontinence. You were at 3 months and I was at 6 months - something like that. We communicated a coupe of times. At 18 months I gave up and had a sling installed.
One year is enough. You gave it time now it is time to "Get it done."
It will change your life. The sling certainly changed mine. I love it!
This tells about my incontinence and the surgery:
This one tells after the surgery recovery.
Tallguy and knotreel had Artificial sphincters installed. They have threads with their stories.
You need to know how much you leak. Get a cheap scale and weight your pads. It makes a difference.
Age: 58, Mar 35 yrs, 56 dx, PSA: 4/09 17.8 6/09 23.2
Biopsy: 6/09 7 of 12 Pos, 20-70%, Gleason 4+3 Bone, CT Neg
DaVinci RP: 7/09, U of Roch Med Ctr
Path Rpt: Gleas 3+4, pT3aNOMx, 56g, Tumor 2.5x1.8 cm both lobes and apex
EPE present, PNI extensive, Sem Ves, Vas def clear, Lymph 0/13
Incont: 200ml/day ED: Trimix
Post Surg PSA: 10/09 .04, 4/10 .04, 7/10 <0.01, 12/10 <0.01
AdVance Sling 1/10/11