Incontinence from tiring

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Date Joined Feb 2008
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   Posted 3/13/2008 8:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I am down to 1 pad a day....and really looking forward to zero a day.....but as with everything else when one finds out he has prostate cancer, I have learned patience.
One thing I notice is that during the morning and early afternoon, I seldom notice any leakage, even with mild "stress" such as coughing, sneezing and swinging a golf club.
However, later in the day and into the evening, I leak a little bit even without "stress".  Still only one mildly soiled pad, but definitely different later in the day.
Assumption is that my body tires as the day goes along.  Did anyone else have a similar experience?
I read here recently that walking and using an ellyptical machine helps, so I intend to start doing a lot of that this weekend....out of town now on a business trip.
Danman Bob
Age 57
Prostate removal November 2007
Gleason score 9, PSA 14
Biopsy result - 9 of 12 sticks showed cancer
Despite high Gleason score, cancer was confined to the prostate
Unrelated surgery January 2008 delayed incontinence recovery, which is now showing good signs of improvement (1 to 2 pads a day)
Began using Osbon Erec-Aid Esteem manual pump for therapy mid-February 2008
Begain using Viagra 3 times a week December 2007 to stimulate blood flow

Cedar Chopper
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 432
   Posted 3/13/2008 9:41 PM (GMT -6)   

I had similar experiences as to leaking later in the day - on my feet all day.

I found as my kegel muscle tone improved, it went away completely.


2 Years of PSA between 4 and 5.5  + Biopsy 23DEC06 
Only 5 percent cancer in one of 8 samples.  +  Gleeson 3+3=6
OPEN R P 16FEB07 at age 54. 1+" tumor - touching inside edge of gland.  + Confined:)
Pad Free @ 14 weeks.  PSA: 6 mths <.003  :)   9mths <.008
:)  1 Yr <.008 :)
At 1 yr, ED treated with 100mg Viagra Often -  5 Year Colonoscopy 19FEB08:  Clear!

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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 187
   Posted 3/13/2008 10:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I see that all the time... I dried up on schedule after rp, but in the year since radiation, I have developed stress incontincne to a degree... I defintely am more prone to it when I'm tired....if I did a lot of lifting, I'll be a bit drippy for a couple of days....also, if I've had a cold and did a lot of coughing, I'll leak a bit more for a day or two... nothing horrible, just a few drops--- when I see it coming, I wear a pad----- have to wear one about half the time.  I walk on a treadmill (running turns on the waterworks too much), sometime's I'll leak a little then..... it sucks, but its managable... hope this helps!
Age 47 - pre-surgury PSA 39
Open Radical Prostatectomy 6/9/2006
Pathological Stage T3a, Positive Surgical Margin
Gleason 3+4
PSA rose to .24 in November of 2006
6 month hormone therapy initiated December 1. 2006
36 sessions of IMRT Ended Feb 1, 2007
PSA as of May 25, 2007 undetectable
PSA as of November 29, 2007 undetectable
Next PSA May of 2008

marang keru
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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 21
   Posted 3/14/2008 12:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Yep, me too.  Although my incontinence disappeared quickly (less than 1 week), during that period it was most evident in the evenings. I have the same theory: muscle fatigue.

Age - 57
PSA - July7, 2007 - 4.87
Confirming biopsy - August 30, 2007
Gleason scores of 6 (3+3) and 7 (3+4)
DaVinci surgery December 3, 2007 - Robert Wood Johnston Hospital, New Jersey
Cathether removed December 10, 2007
No incontinence after Day 2, December 5, 2007
Fully functioning sexual activity Day 2, December 5, 2007
Post-op pathology report confirmed Gleason of 7 (3+4), 30% involved by tumor, no positive margins.
Follow-up blood work scheduled for March, 2008

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