i had an appoinment with a group to teach me to do the kegels. they said do not stop in midstream. they indicated it could lead to urinary tract infections. after i stopped in midstream once or twice to see which muscle i needed to strengthen, i haven't stopped in midstream. i am about
90% dry. i went completely padless last friday. however, monday night i woke up in a pool of pee so decided to start wearing pads again at night time. i have been dry since. i have been told i am backwards in that most say the continence issues are during the day time but my issues are at night. i do 2 sets of kegels a day, 20 reps each holding the muscle for 5 seconds and relaxing for 10 seconds. i have done them since the day the catheter was removed.
they say the kegels help on the ed issue as well. i have been on viagra for about
2 weeks and still don't have a good erection. before surgery i lost it (doctor said it was stress and psychological). i'm hoping i get it back but have been mainly interested on the "peeing" side of things post surgery. continence like ed takes a lot of patience.
PSA increased from 2.6 to 3.5 in one year
biopsy march 2008 - cancer present gleason 7
decision - surgery (robotic)
surgery may 9, 2008 - houston, tx
pathology report -gleason 8
4 week and 6 week PSA .04 (undetectible)
continence ok during day - 1 pad
night time different story
kegel's twice a day 20 reps