took my first real walk after RP on Nov 18

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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 22
   Posted 12/3/2008 4:14 PM (GMT -6)   
 wall got up this morning feeling pretty  good after I found this  site , I took off this morning for a walk around the park lol  what a mistake this was .
 I grabed the  dog and off we went  in to the  fog , was a nice walk this Morning other then a slight leak with every step shakehead , try as I may  it would not  stop so now we are to far to turn back so we must go on , by the time we got home I was a mess  to to  say . I do not know if I am trying to hard or not  I have no one to ask about this but you fine people here , so I just take one day at a time and head the great advice I have found .
 I am 42 years  young
My psa was off the  scale
11 out of 17 bio tests came back pos full rt side agressive cancer
had the open RP on Tuesday November 18th of 2008 at 7:45  am , took 6 hrs and 3 pts of blood
 At Kaiser Sunnyside  in Oregon
Performed by Dr Matthew Forsyth
 Came home on 11-21 , cath and staples out on 12-01
now the real work begins

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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 184
   Posted 12/3/2008 5:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I found that kegel exercise and walking helped keep me dry. It takes time to strengthen the muscles that control / hold urine. Keep at it. I'm confident you'll see improvement.
Age 50
Pre - Op PSA, 4.3
Gleason 3+4=7
Stage T1C
da Vinci Prostatectomy 8/1/08
No issues with incontinence since day 1 after catheter removal
ED, need a little help from Levitra
First post op PSA 11/11/08, 0.00

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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 981
   Posted 12/3/2008 5:41 PM (GMT -6)   
don't rush it. At your age recovery should be easier than for most. But c'mon guy you just removed the catheter two days ago. Let yourself heal.
Diagnosed 10/08/07
Age: 58
3 of 12 @5%
Psa: 2.3
Size: 34g
3D Mapping Saturation Biopsy
1 of 45 @2%
28g after taking Avodart
Catheter for 1 day
Good Candidate for TFT
(Targeted Focal Therapy)
Cryosurgery(Ice Balls)
Clinical Research Study
TFT performed at University of Colorado
Medical Center at Denver Fitzsimons Campus
Catheter for 4 days
Slight soreness for 2 weeks but afterward
life returns as normal
Psa: .32
April, 2009
Final Biopsy scheduled to
complete clinical research study 

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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 13
   Posted 12/3/2008 6:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Cowboy.  My RP made me a better golfer.  Had mine on Sept. 7 and on Oct. 20 I played golf.  Every time I tried to kill the ball, I wet my pants, just like the doc said.  If I swung easy, no drips.  I usually shoot in the low 100's.  I shot a 93. I actually was doing much better having a score of 72 after 15 holes, well on my way to a low 80's,  but fatigue set in and I took 21 strokes for the last 3 holes.  Always a silver lining. 
Age:  55
Pre-op PSA:  6.7
Gleason:  3+3 = 6
Surgery Sept. 9, 2008, Mercy Hospital Pittsburgh Pa
Post Surgery PSA results "Not Detectable"
My Journey can be found at:

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