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lion1
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tpelle,

Please respond back to this post and let me know if you have moved forward after the hernia surgery. I'll give you an update on the Meds I'm taking and what's next.

lion1

tpelle
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Joined: Aug 2003

lion1: I'm anxious to hear what's happening as a result of your new medications.

For reference, I am over six years out from open prostate surgery, PSA remains at <.01 and moderate incontinence continues. It's now been eight weeks since my hernia surgery and I still have pains at times. I certainly am not ready yet to do any heavy physical labor. However, there has been a positive aspect to the surgery aftermath. During the recovery period I stopped doing my 5 - 6 days per week treadmill fast-walk averaging 4+ miles per day. I think that is what reduced my Depends pad usage from about 20 per week to about 10 -- some days only one. Or did the hernia surgery tighten up the stomach muscles (per the surgeon) positively affecting the drippage? I'll find out when I start the treadmill again soon. I don't want to catch hell from my GP for stopping the treadmill because he says it reduced my blood pressure, heart rate and cholesterol.

Recently I attempted Kegels again and immediately remembered why I stopped doing them several years ago. After several sets of 30 kegels per day, the drippage actually increases. I am wondering if others have experienced this. When I told my urologist this he seemed skeptical. But, it has occurred time after time. I just don't know what's going on. I still think the AMS AdVance is going to be the answer. Are you still on that track? I'm hoping you have had positive results from the new medications. tpelle

lion1
Posts: 240
Joined: May 2007

Tpelle,

Glad to hear your doing well and moving forward. The meds are not helping really at all. I have to report my status to Dr J on Wednesday. This is what's next--the elctro stimulation(something like that) and then the Advance Sling.

I will tell you this. As I go through each of these stages I believe that ultimately the Sling will help me significantly. It's just my Gut-Feel. I am just about tired of the leaking.

I'll write you when Dr J. answers my email next week.

Lion1

lion1
Posts: 240
Joined: May 2007

To All:

Anyone who has had the Advance Sling in the last 18 months---please respond to this post with your experiences, results, and quality of Life. The time is approaching for me soon and this is the direction I am headed. Appreciate all your comments. I know since this is a new procedure unlike the Invance Sling--I MAY NOT GET A LOT OF RESPONSES.

Thanks,

Lion1

NM
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Joined: Jul 2009

Hi I believe you answered my post once and i have a question for you. Who did you surgery and where? I am getting pushed by ins. to Mercy hospital in Scranton and am trying to find out all I can about Dr. Robert Ramey any info would be sincerely appreciated and thanks >>>peace to you...Nick

lion1
Posts: 240
Joined: May 2007

Dr Krongrad,Adventura Hospital, right outside Miami. LRP--2006- Great Doctor.

Not sure who Dr Ramey is. but you're going to find this very amazing--------I am orignally from Scranton. My family and I spent numerous days in Mercy Hospital. Growing up-- Everytime something happened to us--that's where we went.

Wow! What a small world. I live in Florida now. Good Luck to you.

Lion1

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shubbysr
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Joined: Jun 2009

As I am only 3 months post surgery, I have a bit more time to recover. I am not looking forward to more surgery or other intervention.
I will keep you in my prayers and watch the postings as well.

shubbysr

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