Posted 8/22/2018 7:18 AM (GMT -6)
Peter covered the typical scenario well, so I don't have much to add. I've had my AUS for a full year and had revision surgery immediately. The second surgery also caused some complications. None of this was trivial.
Mine never was water tight, and I've used one moderate Tena per day from the get go, plus a light shield during the day and I sleep with a dry washcloth in my groin for the leaks. They are damp and stained but never soaked, which is far better than before the AUS... so I have to call it acceptable.
Prior to the AUS I'd had over a dozen surgeries in my life and am looking at several more in the near future, so fixing something that I can live with is not a priority. At seven years you are right around the time that I understood to be the replacement window, and I am dreading that myself when I will be 75, hopefully.
2014-15: PSA's 9, 12, 20, 25, Neg DRE's, false neg TRUS biopsy
6/16: MRI Fusion biopsy, 6+ Right Base, 2x40%, 2x100% G8(4+4)
8/16: DaVinci RP, 3 foci EPE, PNI, 11 LN-, 53g gland 25% Gr4, BL SVI, pT3b
1/17: started 18 months Lupron, PSA's ~.03
5/17: AMS800 AUS implanted, revised 6/17
8/17-10/17: RapidArc IMRT 39 tx (70 Gy), 4/18 Dx Radiation Colitis
1/18, 4/18, 7/18: PSA's 0.0, T=9