Mike: I have always understood that the idea behind stopping in mid stream was to learn how to locate the muscles to work on when doing the Kegel exercises, after you located the correct muscles you shouldn't do the stopping in mid stream thing. I obvoiusly may have misunderstood the reasoning.
I've been very lucky so far with my continence, very little leakage but I'm continuing my exercises, not wanting to lose what I have gained.
Biopsy- 12 cores, 4 positive highest 4+4=8
Bone scan, CT scan and Chest X-ray clear 4/16/08
Urologist suggested surgery 4/16/08
MRI on 4/24/08 clear no suggestion of lymph node involvement.
4/24/08 -Started on Lupron and Casodex preparing for HBRT and IMRT in late July. This treatment will not preclude me from surgery if I change my mind.
Decide to have DaVinci surgery after another consult with surgeon.
6/19/08- DaVinci surgery at University of Washington.
Waiting for pathology report results.