Mar 10, 2011 - 10:13 am
I was in to see my local uro yesterday. My PSA is .007 14 months after radiation and two years after surgery.
Here is the AUS part of this thread dealing with a new fear. I weigh every pad and record it. I have been doing that since Sept.1. I am noticing a gradual improvement in wetness. Say from an average urine weight of 14 oz a day down to 8- 10 oz a day. Well, that is some improvement. But I have had this fear- what if my leakage gets down to a point where the doctor says, "This is not enough leakage to warant an expensive AUS surgery. Live with it."
I discussed that with my local uro yesterday. He told me the AUS surgery has nothing to do with the amount of leakage- it is based on what the patient can live with- can tolerate. Even 2 or 3 oz a day would still mean I jcould get the AUS installed. The problem I told him is the stress incontienece- you never know when you are just going to leak through everything and really embarass yourself. And I was once very active- now I am done to mostly sitting and I drink very little water. Incontinence has changed me as a person, changed the way I live, my acitivities, just about everything in my wife. So yes, even if I was only leaking 2 or 3 oz a day I would want the surgery. I can hardly wait for this to happen.