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jerseycity
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Date Joined Nov 2008
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   Posted 12/1/2008 8:26 PM (GMT -6)   
has anyone out there had this test done to see if you are doing your kegels correctly. Just had my 1st psa test 2 months from surgery, 0.00 reading. Incontinence is real issue. I know 2 months is still early but I'm using 4 or 5 pads a day plus depends. I'm told 16 weeks is typical  time frame before things get better.

egor
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 46
   Posted 12/1/2008 9:04 PM (GMT -6)   

I had the biofeedback done about a year after surgery. At this time, I was using about 3 pads/day.

It's a little embarrassing given that they put a couple of sensors very close to your anus, but it does tell you what you want to know about doing kegels properly.It is really a training session, which in my case covered about 6 visits.

Unfortunately, Kegels didn't do much to improve my situation even after training.

I finally ended up getting the AdVance Male Sling, which now has me totally dry. (See my previous posts)

Ed


Ed from Rochester, NY 66 years old
PSA 6/06 1.9
4/06 Biopsy 1 core cancerous Gleason 3 + 3 = 6
8/06 Da Vinci Dr. Joseph, Strong Memorial, Rochester, NY
Gleason 3 + 4 = 7, negative margins
3 month PSA .01
6 month PSA .01
9 month PSA .02
1 yr PSA .01
1 1/2 yr PSA .02
2 yr PSA .03
1st collagen 12/07
2nd collagen 3/08
Imiprimine 7/08
still leaking about 120 ml/day 2 - 4 pad
AdVance Male sling procedure 9-05-08
Unable to void, catheter in for 11 days, then self-catheterization
Dry after Catheter removed, no exercise for six weeks from procedure date


kw
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 883
   Posted 12/1/2008 11:00 PM (GMT -6)   
    Hey Jersey,  I would say two months is a little early to start to worry.  I would recomend a bio-feedback therapist to help you learn the correct way to work the pelvic floor muscles.  There seems to be different ways they will do this.  For my sessions they would have me put one sensor between the scrotum an anus.  Then another one was placed on the lower abdomen.  This way they could tell if I was contracting the pelvic floor or the stomach muscles.  Unfortunately nothing worked for me and I finally had the AUS installed.
    Good Luck on your recovery.
    KW
    43 at Dx and Surgery (RRP)
    PSA 5.7, Biopsy 3 of 12 positive (up to 75%) all on left side of prostate, Gleason 7
    RRP on Oct. 17, 2006 - Nerves on right side saved. All Lab's clear. 
    Cathiter in for 28 days due to complications in healing. Removed Nov. 9, 2006
    First Post op PSA on Dec. 11, 2006  Undetectable 0.00.
    ED workable and usable with Viagra.
    Feb. 20th, 2007 - Feb. 4th, 2008  Cystoscope, Two Collagen injections,Second Opinion Consultation for Incontinance at OU Medical Center, Bio-Feedback training, Chiropractic, Accupuncture  to try to resolve ongoing incontinance (4-6 pads a day)  All PSA's 0.00.
    Feb. 22nd, 2008 - Surgery to install the AMS AdVance Male Sling.
    March 27th, 2008 - Sling not working, Little or no improvement.
    April 18, 2008 - Collagen injection.  Back to using 4-6 full pads a day within a week.
    May 14, 2008 - Another collagen injection to try to Band-Aid the leaking for our June cruise.  Will start making conusultation appiontments for AUS after we return.
    July 14th, 2008 - AUS consultation with Dr. Morey at UT Southwestern (Dallas).
    July 30, PSA 0.00.
    Aug. 22nd, 2008 - AUS Surgery by Dr. Morey
    Oct. 6th, 2008 - AUS Activation by Dr. Morey
     

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