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kozykitty
Posts: 15
Joined: Jul 2013

Back on the ams 800 site someone mentioned about forgetting to turn on the flow (working the pump). Well it happens and you stand there and wait for the flow and then you remenber it isn't comming until you do your thing with the pump.

I don't know why but I can no longer get on the other site any more my last post was in oct before we left for FL for the winter. If anyone has any ideas I'll peally like to get back there.  Trew, I believe you where there. I wanted to follow threw on some statements and my experiences with the aus but can't do it.

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VascodaGama
Posts: 1508
Joined: Nov 2010

I believe you used a different acronym under the name of “spark plug”. Here is the link you are looking for;

http://csn.cancer.org/node/188931?page=3

Best wishes for a good "ride" on 800 AUS.

VG  Kiss

 

Trew
Posts: 891
Joined: Jan 2010

Keep trying- and good to hear the pump is working.

 

Now, NEVER break the law.  Those of us with a AUS800 are going to have a hard time with handcuffs on, or an arm in a cast, or......

 

Life is different now.

 

 

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Skid Row Tom
Posts: 118
Joined: Apr 2010

It's been quite awhile since I posted.  I'm on my second AUS.  The surgery was in September (2013).  My first AUS started losing effectiveness after 6 years.  I moved since my first surgery, so I have a new urologist.  The new urologist seems better than the first, and the surgery went smoothly.  The new AUS is nearly 100% effective.  The new AUS is the same design as the old one, but has a slightly different feel.  I guess it would like comparing your 10 year old car with a new one.  Riding a bicycle is still problematic, but I can ride a recumbent bike at the gym without difficulty.  If you are suffering from incontinence, the only solution is an AUS.  And yes, I've tried acupuncture, injections, biofeedback, and even large amounts of Sudafed.  The surgery is a *****, but I'd encourage you to invest 6 weeks to get the rest of your life back.  I see that somebody inquired as to the cost.  The AUS implant cost a little over $30,000.  This does not include the hospital or doctor.

Trew
Posts: 891
Joined: Jan 2010

A replacement AUS- something exciting to look forward to!!!  

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Skid Row Tom
Posts: 118
Joined: Apr 2010

The rough part was that there are two ways to put it in.  My second urologist puts it in differently from the first.  So what, you say?  Well, the first aus has to be taken out the way the first surgeon put it in -- requiring one incision.  After taking it out, the second surgeon made a second incision to put in the new one his way.  Things went smoothly, but it's still rough surgery.  The good thing, however, is that you know what to expect (like that first big poop after surgery), and it seems less stressful.

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