Yep. Are you talkin' to me?
Not sure if you read my thread -Worried Guy's Incontinence Journey
. It has more details than you ever wanted to know about
incontinence and how and when I decided on the sling. I measured and plotted my leak every day. Sadly the curve flattened out and it was readily apparent that further progress was not in the cards for me.
I am in pretty good shape, BMI 21.5 5 '9" so I was the perfect size for the sling. There is a new model coming out for bigger guys that is expected to be on the market in April or May. Advance XP (extra performance.)
It's real easy for the Uro to say "Oh just wait another 6 months" . He's not the one with wet pants. I say if you have data, and you can see that you are not improving - (and your 2nd and 3rd order polynomial forecast curves both say that you will never reach zero) it is time to schedule the surgery.
It is life changing. Honest.
Now that the leak is fixed I have started on ED. My prescript
ion for Trimix was just doubled since the standard dose didn't work well for me. :-(
I use the pump every other day - I figure it can't hurt. I'm not expecting miracles any more but I might get lucky.
Good luck to you
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: Glsn 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 Dry