For me, removal of the catheter felt weird, but not painful. And it was absolutely WONDERFUL to have it out and replace it with pads. As stated above, leakage varies from guy-to-guy. Do your Kegels, but go easy with them. I had no urinaqry issues before my diagnosis, but needed about
three pads a day for the first two weeks after cath. removal, then one a day through about
week eight. I wore the pad mainly to feel secure during the last two weeks.
Frank: Everyone is different, so just try to relax and heal at this time. PATIENCE, PATIENCE, PATIENCE!!!
Before you know it, you'll have a year behind you and be giving advice to others here.
Best to ya,
D.O.B - 8/9/52
PSA: First ever was 9.8 in late Oct. ‘06, two weeks later, 10.1
Biopsy results 11/22/06. Both lobes involved. Six out of eight cores positive - from 100 percent to 90, to 60, to 50, two 20s and two zeros.
Gleason 3+3 = 6
Da Vinci Robotic RP surgery, City of Hope, Jan 12, 2007
Post surgery pathology – Organ confined, Gleason still 6, margins clear. Volume of tumor much less than biopsy suggested. 12 percent overall.
First post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 2/20/07
Second post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 9/11/07
Third post-surgery PSA -- Undetactable, 2/15/08