Welcome to the forum. I'm about
three weeks ahead of you.
From your shorts getting wet it sounds as if you either have your pad adjusted wrong or it is filling up rather quickly and not being changed... since urine is leaking from it. It needs to be snug up against you.
I leaked around my catheter, too, but not as much as you describe. My doctor recommended Neosporin on the tip to keep the risk of infection down.
Regarding BMs, I had the same problem. In addition to stool softeners, my doctor recommended a suppository (Dulcolax) and I was only able to have a BM when I used one for about
the first two weeks.
Regarding the buttpaste.... I use Desitin (for diaper rash), which was recommended by my doctor. You can find it in the baby diaper aisle.
Don't know if you saw this elsewhere but a great tip that was passed along to me that really works is to sleep on your back at night. It keeps the leakage down.
Good luck and keep us posted!
da Vinci Robotic Prostatectomy 4/25/08 - both nerves spared
Catheter removed 4/25 Prostate Pathology:
Gleason Grade 6 (3+3)
Base: positive (tumor present at right and left base)
Peripheral Margins: neg
Foci of tumor present on both sides of prostate glands.
No extra postatic extension seen
No tumor seen in right or left vas deferens
No tumor seen in right or left seminal vessels
Based on specimen this tumor corresponds to a AJCC/pTMN stage II
High-grade HGPIN presentContinence:
1 pad night, 2 during day
Post Edited (anglophile) : 5/4/2008 7:54:13 AM (GMT-6)