Thanks Dale, it was something my poor wife and I needed so bad, more more than we realized. I live less than 200 miles from the ocean and haven't seen it for more than 17 years. Now I just spent 5 days on the Gulf of Mexico and those sugar white sand beaches and swaying palms was overwhelming to say the least.
I was worried the whole trip about
having an incontinence "accident", enough to wear a Depends pad on the way down, but never needed it. With me, and I have been 100% dry for more than 2 months now, most of the incontinence thing was more in my head than in my body. The only big difference now compared to pre-surgery days, is I have to go more often, or at least I think that I do, if I feel any urge at all, usually too afraid to push waiting too long so I have lots of little visits to the john. Perhaps one day I will get over that fear too.
Glad you are doing well too,
David in SC
56, 56 at DX, PSA
7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3,9/8 14.5
3rd Biopsy Sept 08: Positive 7 of 7 cores, 40-90%, Gleason 7, 4+3
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves spared, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsular, clear margins, clear lymph nodes
First PSA Post Surgery 2/9 .05, 6 month on 5/9