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cmetalman
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   Posted 9/18/2011 12:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Silly question, I haven't drank anything but Gatorade,water, and one cup of coffee each day since surgery. Is it safe to drink milk, orange juice?

Water Guy
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   Posted 9/18/2011 1:01 PM (GMT -6)   
My URO told me the day he sent me home from the hospital to drink anything I wanted including beer and wine once I was off the scrip pain meds. turn
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cmetalman
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   Posted 9/18/2011 1:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Not a beer drinker but do like my vodka and chivas.Waiting till next Tuesday for my first drink.
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scheduled for robotic surgery this sept.

Water Guy
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   Posted 9/18/2011 1:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I was told alcohol was OK just in moderation so go for the Chivas today.

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   Posted 9/18/2011 1:58 PM (GMT -6)   
In my long and not yet won battle with incontinence, several beverages have proven to cause leaks and floods, so I had to stop them along the way:
 
Beer, sparkling water, sparkling wine, carbonated drinks of any sort, caffine or not. Coffee (I've cut back from 8-9 cups a day to 1 short cup, and not every day). Tea, 0range and grapefruit juices, lemonade are all out.
 
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Still mineral waters, wine (so long as not sparkling / champagne, etc) and minimal amounts of hard liquor have not bothered me.
 
Have not been able to drink milk for years, so that I can't comment on.
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clocknut
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   Posted 9/18/2011 2:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I've seen other guys say the same thing that 142 just said about certain drinks, but I haven't found any of those things to be a problem for me.  I drink milk every day, four or five cups of coffee every morning, and all the other drinks listed as well from time to time without a problem.  Yesterday I was working hard on the mother-in-law's farm and had several beers and at least one cream soda during the day.
 
I'm definitely not taking issue with 142, just saying that we're all different, and what works for some doesn't work for others, so you just have to listen to your body and see how it reacts.  You may find you tolerate various beverages well, or you may find that you do better if you avoid certain ones.  I don't think any drinking rules are universally true.
 
As for drinking restrictions prior to catheter removal, I was never given any and drank whatever I felt like.  You'll soon know if a certain beverage causes you a problem.
 
 

cmetalman
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   Posted 9/18/2011 4:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I usually have cereal for breakfast (before the surgery) but wasn't sure if I should, they never told me what to eat or not.
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Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 9/18/2011 4:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I was never told what to eat or drink. Went back to normal food if you call Cajun Food normal! Wine (which I love) and beer are the 2 things that make me sprinkle. Sometime Beer if I have had a lot makes me flood the room. :(

Cajun jeff
9/08 PSA 5.4 referred to Urologist
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10/08 Nerve-Sparing open radicalSurgery Path Report Downgrade 3+3=6 GS Stage pT2c margins clea
r3 month: PSA <0.1
19th month: PSA <0.1
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Only issue at this time is ED but getting better

Water Guy
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   Posted 9/18/2011 5:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Seriously now, the only problems I have noticed the last 3 months with what I drink has been gin and tonics, I don't leak but have to go pee about every 30 minutes after drinking one. Coffee and caffeine do not seem to be any worse than before surgery. Every person seems to be different so try any drink you want and avoid the ones that cause problems. My main leakage problem has been when I fart and the last couple of days I have noticed that the dribbling has not happened when I break wind. So now I have one more pre PC enjoyment back, the ability to clear a room without wetting my self.  The guys at GFMPH will get the benefit of this new found joy. smilewinkgrin

amick
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   Posted 9/18/2011 6:36 PM (GMT -6)   
My Uro said the same as Water Guy's, but he added, "just remember that coffee and alcohol are diuretics!" So I have a coffee in the morning and occasional glass of wine with dinner - I don't notice any real difference.

FrackMe
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   Posted 9/18/2011 6:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I was told the snake doesnt like alcohol and would exact revenge if I drank any before the snake is sent packing. If I was allowed to drink, this past week would likely have been more pleasant.

I have, however, had decaf coffee several times a day with no reaction. Also looking forward to adding soda back into the lineup, but ready to cut it off again if it causes any problems.

cmetalman
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   Posted 9/18/2011 7:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm saving my alcohol drinking for tuesday evening.
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cancer is isolated in prostate
scheduled for robotic surgery this sept.

HD_Rider
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   Posted 9/18/2011 7:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Maybe drinking some cranberry juice might be a good idea as it helps your urinary system and reduces the chances of any urinary tract infections. During my recovery, I've grown quite a fondness to cranberry / pomegranate juice from Oceanspray. Good stuff, especially after a workout to quench my thirst.
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142
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   Posted 9/18/2011 8:52 PM (GMT -6)   
John - yep, the pom/cran has replaced OJ for me as the daily breakfast juice. I miss OJ, but the acid kicks my bladder.

Jazzman1
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   Posted 9/18/2011 9:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I found that coffee and juices irritated my bladder after surgery, and aggravated my incontinence. Milk was kind of soothing.

That all subsided over time, but you might want to go easy on the OJ for a while.
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Purgatory
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   Posted 9/18/2011 9:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I think the answer is simple, all things in moderation, if any one thing bothers you or your bladder, cease and desist it for awhile until you are better healed. The most important thing is to drink plenty of good old fashioned water. Personally, I seldom drink anything other than water, rarely some caffine free diet soda.

david
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06, 2/11 1.24, 4/11 3.81, 6/11 5.8
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/10

English Alf
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   Posted 9/19/2011 1:36 AM (GMT -6)   
I agree with 142 about the acidity problem.
Acid urine helps reduce bladder infections but the same acidity "tickles" the bladder to make you pee more.

I cut out caffeine about 4 months before dx, but I do long for a coffee that tasted a bit more like coffee than the old decaff does. I drink a variety of teas too (and although there is a bit of caffeine in some teas I drink fairly weak tea.
I have (low fat) milk with my cereal at breakfast.
As for fruit juices I tend to dilute them. (25% water 75% juice)
I don't have more than half a pint of beer per week, but usually have a glass of wine every evening with my meal.
I have just learned to live around the fact that I now have to pee about every 45 minutes. What maters to me it not having to pee too much at night thus I don't drink after 8pm. (I'm a great guest at parties: just one drink when I arrive!!)
Also no big deal for me to have to stay off the booze if I'm driving.

We are different now, but I expect that if we all described how we were before dx, then I imagine we all peed at different frequencies then too. I know that on long car journeys I used to have to stop all the time to pee; I was and am jealous of a friend who has to stop more frequently for gas than for a pee!

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Water Guy
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   Posted 9/19/2011 6:25 AM (GMT -6)   
HD_Rider said...
Maybe drinking some cranberry juice might be a good idea as it helps your urinary system and reduces the chances of any urinary tract infections. During my recovery, I've grown quite a fondness to cranberry / pomegranate juice from Oceanspray. Good stuff, especially after a workout to quench my thirst.
I agree the Ocean Spray Cran-Pom light juice has replaced OJ for my breakfast.

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   Posted 9/19/2011 11:17 AM (GMT -6)   
I cut out caffine and carbonated drinks (except for an occasional beer or champagne), cut out dairy, and reduced sugar drinks like orange juice.

I start the day with a large glass of V8 low sodium (instead of orange juice), I drink a lot of water and green tea throught the day, and have a glass of good red wine each evening with dinner. I try not to have anything to drink after 9:00 pm.

Thus, I have reduced my sugar intake, reduced liquids that are tough on the urinary system, and increased my antioxidants. Hopefully these will be advantageous in some way.
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bsjoplin
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   Posted 9/20/2011 8:05 AM (GMT -6)   
i'm thinking he didn't discuss it, 'cuz there's no real restriction.  try it, and if it causes an issue, then don't do it again.  some things will set better than others, just depends on what you want to put up with...
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