Ok here goes. Ever since my catheter was removed and I started my long trip down the road of becoming continent again, I think I have been withholding drinking ample amounts of water. Not only have I given up sodas, coffee, beer, and darn near every liquid but water, I have also held back with drinking water in the amounts that perhaps I should have. I limited water intake thinking it would limit the amount of leakage. The last several days, I have experienced a fairly high level of burning in my bladder and the plumbing out. I even had a lab test my urine for infection....nil. So, in order to help eliminate the burning, I thought I would increase my water intake just like I was doing when I use to experience the same type burning when I use to deal with prostatis. What I have found out it that increasing water, decreases the burning sensation. I suppose my question here is: Has anyone that had a prostadectomy been advised by their surgeon concerning the amount of water one should be drinking? Mine never said a darn thing about
how much to drink. I am now wondering if it was wrong or at least ill-selfadvised to not drink ample amounts of water. Should I be drinking more water than usual?
Any advise along these lines. Y'all's continued educating me is very much appreciated.