I had my scheduled AdVance sling procedure performed on 1July2013 by Dr. Greg Barme' at Hoag Hospital Irvine, CA. as an outside patient. I was instantly continent and walked to my car after the 30 min procedure and remain continent 1.5 years later. Peeing is normal. I occasionally use a micro pad inside my shorts to catch the few drops when very active. I'm extremely satisfied with my outcome.
I'm now 77 yrs. old and exercise regularly. No more Kegels which I feel was a waste of time and money at my age.
Also, my PSA is >0.1 at 4 years. I have continuing 6 mo. PSA checkups with my urologist and surgeon, Dr. Erik Pasin. My PSA remains clear.
PS Dr. Pasin assisted Dr. Barme' at my sling procedure (for which Dr. Barme' is noted). I suggested this and they both agreed. Dr. Pasin remains my personal urologist.
I was 73 when diagnosed in Sept 2011
Had Da Vinci surgery Dec 2011. Successful. >0.1 PSA @18 months.
No ED problems.
Have been incontinent to present time. 1-3 pads/day. Cystology tests indicate I'm a good candidate for a sling or AUS. Smooth urethra, weak sphincter (but functioning) and a healthy bladder.
I think I'm too old for an AUS. I'd hate to give someone else the responsibility for my peeing, if I'm unable to handle it myself in 10-15+ years. Who knows what age 90+ will bring, if I hang in there that long?
I've evaluated slings and zeroed in on the AMS AdVance male sling. If it doesn't work out, my uro indicates that it can be removed and an AMS800 AUS placed in a second single procedure.
I'm scheduled for my AdVance sling procedure 1July2013 at age 75. I've been cleared by my cardiologist as I am in pretty good health and walk hilly 3 mile stints, 3 times a week. I was a daily jogger since age 30.
I followed Worried Guy's successful journey with his AdVance sling. It was quite helpful, especially in setting my own expectations. I thought I might do a thread for my Journey to give other candidates an idea of how this works out for an older guy like me. Should I start a new thread or tag on to his? It's still active.
I'd like member feedback within a few days so that I can start. The first of July is coming up soon.
What do you think, Worried Guy?
Post Edited (scouter194) : 1/5/2015 1:56:34 PM (GMT-7)