Bob - I am approaching two years with my AUS. My bladder was unreliable/unpredictable even after PT with the Kegel coach. Because my PCa had invaded surrounding tissues I required radiation post-op and the RT required a full bladder. So I had to start working on this decision around six months after the prostatectomy.
I did a lot of research and yet had a terrible
experience with the AUS. Hence I generally do not tell the entire story to anyone newly considering the procedure. After all, it does dramatically alter how you do something that you do all day, every day for the rest of your life. But most guys have a good experience with their AUS. And I must admit that life with the AUS is far better than life without it.
Initially I found that I was the first (or only) person on the "other" PCa message board to require an AUS, which led me to joining HW two years ago. But the most valuable information was to be found on the American Cancer Society PCa forum. FWIW, I moderate an as yet very small AUS group on FB, and if interested you can read my story at Cancer Couple Blog.
Good luck to you on your journey going forward.
2014-15: PSA's 9, 12, 20, 25, Neg DRE's, false neg TRUS biopsy
6/16: MRI Fusion biopsy, 6 pos Rt Base, 2x40%+2x100% G8(4+4)
8/16: DaVinci RP, 3 foci EPE, PNI, 11 LN-, 53g, 25%, BL SVI, pT3b
1/17: 18 months Lupron, PSA's ~.03
5/17: AMS800 implant, revised 6/17
8/17: 39 tx RapidArc IMRT (70 Gy)
1/18, 4/18, 7/18, 1/19: PSA's <0.008, T=9
2018: Dx Radiation Colitis and some other weird stuff