... there are days when it gets a little depressing. Hope all of you who have had successful AUS surgery continue to have dry days and nights 24/7.
I've had my AUS for a year now and still must wear a pad at all times. But it did get the job done of allowing me to go thru adjuvant radiation. Previously I had been nearly totally incontinent. The surgery was a nightmare and the cuff needed to be replaced in emergency surgery. During the time in between I had a Foley catheter 24/7. The revision surgery left me with chronic pain in my left thigh.
Fortunately I only use two pads a day... one in my underwear by day and another in my jammies in the evening. In bed I sleep with a dry washcloth between my thighs. Before the AUS I was dry at night but now drip in my sleep, though that may have been caused by the radiation. I'm not sure, but I do know that the slight leakage I experience is by far better than the total incontinence I lived with beforehand.
I am sorry you had a bad experience with the AUS, but you are not alone. And good luck to you other guys with yours. I am actually looking forward to having it replaced again in a few years and hope that it might go better next time.