Anglophile, here is another "routine" for changing pads. I take the pad out of my underwear with a "loud" rip where the adheasive is pulling loose. I then roll the pad into itself from the bottom up. Then I roll it a few times in tissue around the pad, then end over end. If it is not soaked i compress it down as much as I can. If it is full it is kinda hard to compress it without squeezin the "juice" out of it. Then I take the new backing strip and outer covering from the new pad and wrap it around the old pad. Then I wrap it a few more times with tissue. I just palm it and hold it agianst my leg till I get to the trash can. Just to give you an idea. I work in a large maintenance facility. The big bathrooms have about 8 - 10 stalls and urinals. At times there is no "seating" avalible. I have not done it but there have been times I wanted to "launch" a three pointer toward the trash can just to hear the bang when it went in.
At home we bought some "pet" poop bags to keep the old pads in to cut down on the odor.
Good Luck, 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.
April 18, 2008 - Collagen injection. Back to using 4-6 full pads a day within a week.
May 15, 2008 - Another collagen injection to try to Band-Aid the leaking for our June cruise. Will start making conusultation appiontments for AUS after we return.