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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 125
   Posted 2/27/2008 11:04 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been doing kegals since a month before surgery, and am still doing them 7 months after surgery. A question for the group. Do you think kegals are/do help, and are you still doing them, or have you stopped doing them at some point? Is this something that we will need to do the rest of our lives in order to stay continent?

52 years old
T1c 3+3=6
DaVinci July 16, 2007
largest cancer .2mm
Bladder Sling installed during prostate removal
nerve sparing with both nerve bundles intact
all cancer contained within prostate nothing near margins
PSA after 6 weeks <0.1 - undetectable
PSA after 4 month .07 - undetectable
11 weeks post-op - no more pads

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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 818
   Posted 2/27/2008 11:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello Rip n' burn,

Sounds like a similar recovery time. I gradually discontinued the Kegals after 3 months, and now I'm back to normal. No problems with sneezing, coughing, or laughing either. You can certainly call you doctor for advise, but if you're not suffering any leaking problems he/she will probably say the Kegals are no longer necessary.

Good luck to you, and a continued uneventful recovery.

Diagnosed at age 60
PSA went from 2.2 to 3.8 in 14 months
2 of 14 cores positive at 10%
Gleason 6(3+3), negative DRE, neg. margins
DaVinci surgery on 02/23/06
Last PSA 08/26/07 @ 18 months "0"

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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 152
   Posted 2/27/2008 2:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I did them a month or so before surgery and stopped after I became continent. I think that was around 6-7 weeks after surgery.
Age 44
PSA 4.8
Gleason 3+3=6
Biopsy - 3 of 12 (2@20% / 1@80%
Da Vinci 7/31/07 @ Duke
2.5 hr. surgery, released from Duke with in 14 hrs.
Saved both nerve bundles. 
Foley out 8/10/08
Positive Pathology Report 
Near left side nerve bundle
New Gleason 7
Oncology visit in the near future for radiation
Back to work 3 weeks following surgery - Sales
9/13/07 - 1 Post PSA Undetectable less than 0.1 
9/17/07 - Pad Free! 
10/11/07 - ED, Trimix injection .2cc Tooo much but it worked. Now on .05cc, 3 times a week
No luck with viagra or pump. 
11/19/07 - 5 mth. PSA 0.1 (Ouch)
02/11/08 - Scheduled for CT Scan and MRI
Radiation treatments to start at the end of Feb. (6 weeks, 5 days a week)  

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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 883
   Posted 2/27/2008 6:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I go back for my 1 week post sling surgery visit on friday. I plan to ask my Dr. if I should do kegeals after I heal up.

    PSA 5.7, Biopsy 3 of 12 positive (up to 75%) all on left side of prostate, Gleason 7
    RRP on Oct. 17, - Nerves on right side saved. All Lab's clear. 
    Cathiter in for 28 days due to complications in healing. Removed Nov. 9, 2006
    First Post op PSA on Dec. 11, 2006  Undetectable 0.00.
    ED workable and usable with Viagra.
    Feb. 20th, 2007 - Feb. 4th, 2008  Cystoscope, Two Collagen injections,Second opinion Doctor at OU Medical Center, Bio-Feedback training, Chiropractic, Accupuncture  to try to resolve ongoing incontinance (4-6 pads a day)  All PSA's 0.00.
    Feb. 4th, 2008 - Appointment with Original Dr. to discuss options and recomendation for surgical fix for incontinance.
    Feb. 22nd, 2008 - Surgery to install the AMS AdVance Male Sling.

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