Any tips to try to prevent leakage.

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jerseycity
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Date Joined Nov 2008
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   Posted 12/3/2008 5:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm 9 weeks out from surgery. Everything went excellent. My problem is common, leakage. I go thru 4 depends and pads per day. I have an active job repairing furniture. This requires me to bend up and down alot which causes leakage. Whenever I get up from sitting there is also a pretty good release. I do kegels 3 times a day. I know it's still early and I feel I will be on the longer to wait group. Are there any tips that can hold off leakage when you know it will occur to get time to get to bathroom.
 
march 2008 psa 4.7
biopsy june 08 4 of 12 gleason 3/4
open surgery oct 1st
cathater out oct 13th, no problem.
post op gleason 4/3 20% volume
all margins clear, organ confined
psa Dec 1 0.00
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kw
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   Posted 12/3/2008 11:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I think it just takes time for you body to heal. I cut out all caffene. It seemed to really help.
Good Luck,
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
     


Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 12/4/2008 10:43 AM (GMT -6)   

Food for thought....Power of Suggestion?!?

At my first post surgery visit with my surgeon (3 months) he asked me about leakage. I mentioned I used 1 to 2 pads per day.

He said he wanted my off the pads by the next visit in January...I thought it was strange cause I didn't think I had a say in the matter. Two days later on Saturday morning, I thought I'd give a no pad day a try. And for what ever reason, I haven't used one since. It kind of forced to me to make a mental effort to not leak when I stood up etc...

 


Age 53   - 5'11"   205lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 2007 & Jan 2008 -> 1.3
Gleason - 6
(biopsy done March 4, 2008-> 2 of 12)
 
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy
10/03/08 - 1st Quarter PSA -> less then .01
 

Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.

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