Hello Dear Friends,
Two items of a little news:
1) Now a "regular guy" - no longer a moderator
2) Update on biofeedback therapy
1. A Regular Guy.
After seeing how well our current crop of moderators are doing, I decided three weeks ago to ask Mr. Waite for a personal reprieve. I have also been so incredibly busy with my new job taken in May that I've needed to work six days a week for the last three weeks. I know there are no good excuses, but I am now a "regular" forum member.
A big thanks to the wonderful moderators we have today!!!
2. Biofeedback Therapy.
This Wednesday (8/3/2008) I will be eight weeks (probably the last week) into biofeedback therapy for the remaining urinary incontinence. Prior to the therapy, being post-op 10 months, I was doing fairly well, but still had some urgency issues and a few accidents. My surgeon recommended physical therapy. My physical therapist is super and she has really helped me make good progress! The accidents are gone and the urgency is greatly reduced! I found that I had been doing the Kegels incorrectly and that there are proper steps from doing Kegels lying down, to sitting, then finally to standing. It seems most of the books tell you to do them incorrectly. I'm going to continue with the therapy after I stop seeing the therapist.
I look forward to going to the therapist this week and seeing better results on the computer screen for my most recent exercise routine. Physical therapy and biofeedback measurements for urinary incontinence are not for everyone and won't work for everyone, but the system has certainly helped me.
Please let me know if you have any questions or comments.
Finally, I wish all of you the best and I am so heartened by those who continue to show courage under great challenges.
Please accept my best hopes and prayers for each one of you as we continue on our journey and support each other in this great forum.
Barry ~ (a.k.a. "Idaho")
Da Vinci Surgery July 31, 2007… 54 on surgery day
PSA 4.3 Gleason 3+3=6 T2a Confined to Prostate
1st PSA 09/11/2007 <0.04 (undetectable)
2nd PSA 12/10/2007 <0.04
3rd PSA 03/17/2008 <0.04
4th PSA 06/17/2008 <0.04
My web site: http://pca-info.blogspot.com