Hi Allouise, Do not panic just yet! I am one of the FEW long term leakers here. 17 months post op and still having major leaking. I know how difficult it can be emotionally. I do not work heavy construction but I am in a manufacturing environment. I can understand his concerns.
As hard as it may seem...Life does go on "in Pads" Since surgery I have taken a work trip to Ohio. Went to the PGA in Tulsa. Painted the outside of my House. Going on a Alaskan Cruise this comming June. I will not lie. It is not always fun dealing with it. But it can be managed. I hope your man drys up soon. But if not, he will not be alone. The "leakers" here stick together. We will be here to listen.
Take Care, KW
PSA 5.7, Biopsy 3 of 12 positive (up to 75%) all on left side of prostate, Gleason 7
RRP on Oct. 17, 2006 - 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 Consultation for Incontinance 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.
March 27th, 2008 - Sling not working, Little or no improvement. Will probably try Collagen injections one more time around the first of May. If no improvement after that will start looking for a AUS Doctor.