haha, funny post, but geez, have we all had to consider this or what? having been a boxer man, it was a bummer to me that i couldn't wear them after surgery. one more thing to mourn. so i switched to boxer briefs for awhile. i was very fortunate and never had any significant incontinence, so a thin pad for protection was all i needed. hope this isn't too much info, but i also found that if i put the pad low and horizontal, it worked best for me since i seemed to always be more comfortable off to the side. i also hated the feeling of that pad down beween my legs. my wife found these pads that had "wings" that folded out and taped down so it provided added coverage. i remember having funny conversation with my wife who didn't get all my fuss over the position and why it was so challenging. but when i pointed out that us guys have moving parts that can point in different directions, the bulb went on that these things simply weren't designed for us!
it took me about
3 months to be confident that i didn't need the pads anymore. probably could have done without for near half that time, but didn't want to have regrets for not having the protection. so back to boxers for me and that was a happy day. also found that A&F has these great boxers that are a bit thicker cotton...an added bit of protection. i'm sure that's not what A&F has in mind for their marketing though :)
42 yo. now
5/07 PSA 4.65 at routine physical
6/07 biopsy positive for cancer...Gleason 3+4...diagnosed at 41 y.o.
6/07-9/07 manic research and interviews with physicians across the country in search of the "right" decision. I went to Mass General in Boston, Loma Linda, University of Chicago and Northwestern.
9/17/07 - Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy Surgery at Northwestern Memorial in Chicago by Dr. William Catalona. Thankful the father of the PSA test was right here in Chicago.
Post op pathology was Gleason 3+4 with negative margins, no seminal vesicale involvement, no lymphatic or vascular invasion, bladder and urethral free and tumor volume was 5% of 27.3g.
9/27/07 - Catheter removal...let the games begin...
12/07 - Threw out the pads. I only had to use 1 pad per day for protection against minor drips.
I started Trimix 8 weeks after surgery with success.
I hope someday I won't need injections, but I hope more that my PSA stays at 0 forever.