I had my RP 3 years ago and thank God I've been cancer free since. I'm 68 years old, fairly active, and was moderately incontinent using 2-3 pads a day. I decided that I wanted to be dry. Last month I had a Cystoscopy and a Urodynamic test and the results showed that I have Stress Incontinence. My Uro and I decided on the InVance Sling System. He predicted a 92% effectiveness. Last week I had the operation, and the following is my post op status that I sent to my Uro:
Dear Dr. Steele,
It's been over a week now since you inserted my InVance Sling, and I'm delighted to say that I am 100% dry. It far exceeded my expectations. On the day of my proceedure I packed 6 pads to take care of my overnight. I never had to unpack them. I have not used or needed a pad since the day of my operation. I have not had the slightest drip or leak.
As instructed I have completed the 7 days of antibiotics, and have avioded heavy lifting. I've increased my walking every day. Yesterday I went to Newport, RI and walked 5 miles, had lunch with a friend, had a beer, and never bothered to bring pads. I was in total control. At this point the only the only discomfort I have is when I'm sitting on a hard chair, but that gets less and less each day. I'm on no pain medication whatsoever.
I have an appointment to see you in a couple of weeks so until then - Thank you, thank you, a thousand times thank you!