Anyone have any experience with Male Sling or Artificial Sphincter?

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kw
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   Posted 8/16/2007 8:05 PM (GMT -7)   
    Looks like I may be headed down that road.  Just wondering if anyone has has any dealings with either of these two proceedures.
 
    Thanks,  KW
    43
    PSA 5.7 - Discovered during Annual Physical with Family Practice Dr.
    Gleason 7
    Biopsy - 3 of 12 positive (up to 75%) all on left side of prostate
    RRP on Oct. 17, 2006 - Nerves on right side saved.
    All Lab's clear.  No Cancer outside prostate
    Cathiter in for 3 weeks due to complications in healing. Removed Nov. 9, 2006
    First Post op PSA on Dec. 11, 2006  Undetectable 0.00
    Office visit on Jan. 19th due to continued excessive urine leakage.
    Feb.20th Cystoscope and 2nd Post Op PSA. Another 0.00.....:)
    Dr. said everything looks fine.  Continue to work Kegeal's. Leaking appears to have improved  after Cystoscope?!?!?!  Down to 3-4 pads per day!
    March 1st  Leaking has crept back up to 6 - 8 pads a day ??????? 
    March 8th Started Detrol LA to see if it helps with the leaking?
    March 29th Collagen injection into sphincter / bladder neck area to control excessive leaking.  Worked for a couple of days then back to leaking.
    April 17th (Six Months Post Op) 2nd Collagen Injection to control excessive leaking.  Leaking started back next day at work!
    May 14th Second Opinion about my leaking and Options at OU Medical Center.  After reviewing my records the Dr. feels I will probably need some surgical intervention to stop my leaking.  But did agree to try Bio-Feedback and work hard on the Kegeal's first!
    May 30th Follow up with my Dr. and 3rd Post Op PSA 0.00 agian!!!
    June 1st Start Bio-Feedback to try to control my leaking.
   


bluebird
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   Posted 8/16/2007 8:41 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey ~ KW,

 Incontinence - Artificial Sphincters and Slings  Thread started by Berb...

Might be nice to continue with one thread.... so it stays together...

Here's a special hug....  You are truly an amazing young man!   Thank you for "you"... and thank you for staying so close to all of us!!!  In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy

edited to add: Just went to this thread above and saw you had posted on it.... I'll leave the link .. for future readers!!..



mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina

 

v          We invite you to visit our personal thread:  Click Here:  “Our Journey” ~ Sharing is Caring 

April 3, 2006  53 on surgery day

RRP / Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy

PSA 4.6   Gleason  3+3=6    T2a   Confined to Prostate

3rd PSA 08-07-2007 Less than 0.1 Non-Detectable :)

Post Edited (bluebird) : 8/16/2007 9:49:43 PM (GMT-6)


Dutch
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 400
   Posted 8/18/2007 11:08 AM (GMT -7)   

KW:

Here is a site that might give you some info and numbers you could use -

http://www.bladder-control-forum.com/cgi-bin/forum/topic_show.pl?tid=108

Good luck.

Dutch

 


Diagnosed Feb 2001  (Age 65)  Currently 72
PSA 4.8      Gleason 3+3=6      Stage   T2b
Completed Proton Therapy @ Loma Linda - Aug 2001 - No side effects.
6yr PSA - 0.19
Our responsibility now is to educate men about Pca, PSA and the importance of early detection. 
 
 
 

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