I had my catheter in for 45 days because of an infection, an things were not healing the way they should have. I was told when the catheter came out that I would have a hard time regaining my continence. But by the 12th week after catheter was removed, I was pad free. Just give it some time, things will improve in a few weeks and hopefully you will have the same results as me. Just keep doing the Kagels, I did 50 a day. If things don't improve in a few weeks ask your doctor about
Pelvic Floor Muscle Rehab. I went for this and I think it helped me recover much faster. My doctors office did the rehab at the office once a week. I went for seven weeks and stopped because things had improved so much that I didn't need it anymore.
56 years old
Had 3 Prostate needle Biopsies done in the last 8 years all negative.
Last Biopsy done on July 6th, 07 Positive in one sample.
March 2007 PSA 10
May 2007 PSA 12.1
Pre-surgery Gleason grade 3+3=6
Sept 4, 2007- Robotic Laparscopic prostatectomy Surgery Nerve-sparing right side, took half of the left side,
took Seminal vesicles, and vas deferens, bilateral, and
Lymph nodes left side, pelvic. NO Malignancy found out side of
Post Surgery, Pathologic Stage: pT2(m) NO Mx
Gleason score: 4+4=8
Tumor volume: approximately 35%
Oct 19, 2007 - Catheter removed after 45 days
Oct 31, 2007 - Start Pelvic Floor Muscle Rehab, once a week for 6 to 12 weeks for incontinence.
Dec 18, 2007 - 1st Post op PSA 0.0 (undetectable)