Surgery 10 months ago yesterday.
Down to a pad in March.....then fraction of a pad since then......SLOWLY but SURELY a little better as time passes.
Now very slightly....and I mean slightly....incontinent. Wear a very thin pad just to be cautious...but unless I am exerting myself a lot or coughing I do NOT leak now. Have to shake it real well when I urinate, just like before surgery, but progress sometimes DOES happen many months down the road.
Danman Bob, Born 1951
Nerve-sparing, open prostate surgery November 13, 2007
Gleason score 9, PSA 14; Biopsy result - 9 of 12 sticks showed cancer
Post-op pathology stated that cancer was confined to the prostate
Unrelated surgery January 2008 delayed incontinence recovery, which is now showing good signs of improvement (fraction of a pad a day as of late April 2008)
100 MG Viagra 3 times a week beginning December 2007
Osbon Erec-Aid Esteem manual pump for therapy beginning mid-February 2008
30 MG papaverine/1 MG phentolamine bimix injections beginning late April 2008
Five week post-op PSA 0.2, five month post-op PSA 0.1, next test August 2008