OK, this is something I've been wondering about
for some time now.
I have noticed that since my robotic prostatectomy, that when I have a bowel movement, I have a slightly more difficult time "pinching off" the, erm, you know.
This is just a slight problem, and all it really amounts to for me is that a) I end up spending more time completing the movement, and b) it requires more clean-up (toilet paper, etc.) afterward.
Is this a side effect from my surgery? Do others have this? Sometimes I wonder if my anal sphincter is larger or weaker because the prostate is gone...?
If this is a silly question (or silly conclusions), just let me know and go back to your regular programming...!
Thanks in advance!
Prostate cancer diagnosed: May 15, 2006 (age 40)
Gleason score: pre-surgery 3+3=6; post-surgery 3+4=7
daVinci radical prostatectomy: July 25, 2006
size of tumor: approx 1.1 inches; negative margins from surgery
- number of pads/day at 3 months after surgery: 3 to 5
- number of pads/day at 4 months after surgery: 1 to 2
- number of pads/day at 6-18 months after surgery: 0 to 1
- 1st post-surgery PSA: 0 (Nov 2006); 2nd post-surgery PSA: 0 (Feb 2007)
- 3rd post-surgery PSA: 0 (May 2007); 4th post-surgery PSA: 0 (June 2007); 5th post-surgery PSA: 0
The search for timber: took Viagra/Cialis approx. every other day, ErecAid once a day, injections. Peyronie's diagnosed 7/5/07. Now on daily Cialis, L-arginine and pentoxyfylline. Peyronies has stabilized and significantly reversed.
- PGE1 batting average: .364 (4 for 11)
- Bimix #3 batting average: .722 (13 for 18) Bimix #1 batting average (11 for 11) = 1.000
- Trimix batting average: .500 (1 for 2) Grand total 29 for 42 = .690
"Lost in the valley without my horses, no one can tell me what my remorse is..."