Artificial Sphincter... personal contact with Jim

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   Posted 8/28/2007 9:45 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi  ~  Jim & Ann,


Caring Enough to Share…..  

A   “Special”  Warm Welcome  to  You!   yeah   


This is truly a great forum!!! And we hope you will join us on this road to HealingWell…..


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Post Edited (bluebird) : 11/10/2007 6:06:41 PM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 8/28/2007 9:55 PM (GMT -6)   

Jim will be happy to talk with anyone via phone!

See posting below....

Post Edited (bluebird) : 11/10/2007 6:02:56 PM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 9/1/2007 8:36 PM (GMT -6)   

    Did I miss Jim and Ann's first posting???   I would really be interested to hear more about life with a artificial sphincter since I may be headed down that road in a few months if I see no improvement in the leaking!

    Thanks,  KW


    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.

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   Posted 9/4/2007 6:08 PM (GMT -6)   

  :-) Hey ~ KW,

No … you didn’t miss a posting… I wanted to have a Welcome for them when they came on line!!! 



     tongue For our friends in need of information!!!!!!   yeah  


I spoke with Ann today.  Jim will be happy to talk with anyone about the Artificial Sphincter.

If you would like to speak with him …


You can contact me here…via HW e-mail ~  click here…>bluebird

In the subject line of your e-mail to me... please title it:  Note from _?__ (?=your HW name) 


I will be happy to forward his phone # to you!


When calling ~ please call after 6:00 p.m. EST

Leave a message on the answering machine and he will be happy to return your call.  yeah   

He prefers to talk via phone.


I hope this helps you!


In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy

Post Edited (bluebird) : 11/10/2007 5:59:01 PM (GMT-7)

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