Keep up the Kegels!

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   Posted 6/5/2008 11:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I thought my urology nurse was joking three months ago when he said that Kegels were as good as Viagra. But maybe not -- see this:
Pre-op: No symptoms; PSA 5.7; Gleason 4+5=9; cancer in 4 of 12 cores
7 March 2008, RRP, non nerve sparing
Two nights in hospital; catheter and staples out after 7 days
Continent, no pads needed from the get-go
Post Op: Stage pT2 M- N-; clear margins and lymph nodes; Gleason 4+4=8; prostate weight: 37gm
6-week PSA: 0 

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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 6/6/2008 1:51 PM (GMT 0)   
Wow, Maybe it's time to restart them again! We need all we can get.
52 years old
T1c 3+3=6
DaVinci July 16, 2007
largest cancer .2mm
Bladder Sling installed during prostate removal
nerve sparing with both nerve bundles intact
all cancer contained within prostate nothing near margins
11 weeks post-op - no more pads
3 PSA's all < .1 - Undetectable

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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 6/6/2008 1:27 PM (GMT -6)   
ho w intresting is that ,its reassurring that we all have more options available to us
Diagnosed November 2007
PSA 3.9 / Gleason 6 / TC1 6 cores 1 shows 25%
Sugery scheduled 5/29/08 - City of Hope - Dr. Mark Kawachi
 and now for the new ive been waiting for
 FINAL PATH REPORT:gleason upgraded to 3+4 T2c bilateral disease,tumor involvment 5%
extra prostatic extention:absent
seminal vesical invasion :absent
pathological staging:pTNM pT2 ORGAN CONFINED
margins free of carcinoma
usable erections ;6-6-08 with little blue pill
continence; 1 pad a day, dry at night

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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 6/6/2008 5:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Ten years or so ago when I first started having symptoms of ED my doc told me to do Kegels. (He called them pelvic floor exercises) So I had done a lot of them by the time I had prostatee surgery. As a result of all those Kegels, and excellent surgion and just plain luck, I was dry the day after the catheter came out.

Kegels are a guy's best friend...

Age 73. Diagnosed 11/03/06. PSA 7.05. Stage T2C Gleason 3+3.
RRP 12/7/06. Nerves and nodes okay.
Catheter out on 12/13/06.  Dry on 12/14/06.
Pathological stage: T2C N0 MX. Gleason 3+4.
50 mg Viagra + 1000 mg L-Arginine + .03 cc Trimix = Excellent Results
PSAs from  1/3/07 - 1/17/08 0.00. 
Next PSA test on 7/17/08
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."

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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 6/7/2008 8:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Piano !!!!!!!

Great article !!!! and i believe that Kegals exercise helps as well, however i did not use them since i have been dry the day my Cath came off....and i thought they only help for incontinence...

as of yesterday i am more aware of them and started to do them when i can ... i am almost at my 1 year mark...usable erection with Blue pills...and i intend to speed it up with injection therapy when i see my Uro next week addition to kegal ....
GREAT SITE !!! Keep up the good WORK!!!!

April 2007 PSA 8.4 for last 6 months biopsy shows PC 3+3=6
June 13 2007 Went for open RP with Dr. Christopher Johnson at St. Francis Hospital NY. with nerve sparing of both sides.
4 days later home for Fathers Day, and Catheter.
Removal of catheter 10 days later , incontinence next to nothing, no pads used from the get go.
1 month PSA next to not detected

ED is a longer battle:1 month out start using occasionally Cialis and 50MG Viagra to promote blood flow with no response for 6 months.
3 months and 6 months PSA not detected
ED 6 months mark starting with VED therapy and being more aggressive with meds , in addition taking Folgard supplement daily.
April 2008 10 month out and start seeing some serious improvements with ED while using Meds and VED , can achieve erections, Mid nights erections almost on a regular basis , and uncontrolled 90 % erections spontaneously.
1 year visit on June 13 2008 woohoooo!!!

UPDATE: 5/12/2008 ED:
With Viagra Usable erection for intercourse after about 11 months out !!!woooohooooo

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