Hi, my name is Jim Bell. I' 71 years old, 72 next month. I was diagnosed with prostate cancer seven years ago. My PSA was at 44 and my Gleason score was a 7. I had a radical prostectemy which left me impotent and incontinent. After about a year, my PSA started to rise and I had 39 radiation treatments. This made my incontinence worse and I was wearing between 12 and 16 pads a day. After another year my PSA began to rise again and I went on bicalutamide, a generic form of casodex. After about six months, my PSA was undetectable and has stayed that way for 3 years now. I was very depressed about my incontinence. It kept from traveling, cut down on how long I could ride my Harley, and constantly worried me that I might leak through my pad at any time. I even bought a motor home just so I could travel and take the bathroom with me. I do enjoy the motorhome though. Anyway, in January I traveled from my home in Albuquerque, NM to Phoenix Az and had surgery to implant an artificial urinary sphincter (AUS). This is a marvelous device. It works great and has given me a new lease on life. I don't know if any of you are troubled with incontinence the way I was but I want you to know how this device has improved my life.