hey Sonny good to hear you're doing so well......the anticipation of all that can happen is always, or normally worse than the actual event. I remember I was like you, I read and took all I could from the site, all very good info as we've said over and over. Man' was I anxious, but the surgery came and went......you're other post about "waiting" for the worst to happen, I know exactly how you felt. I did the same thing, I mean I sit and wondered, oh man I better not go for that walk, something HAS to happen. The worst thing was when my girlfriend pulled my JP drain out on about day seven(she too is a ER nurse)I don't mind telling ya, that hurt! I too put my leg bag in a bucket sometimes and off I went, flip-flops and gym shorts....walking, lots. Listen to your body it'll tell you when you're over doing it...you're doing great, keep it up
As far as dry vs wet, for no longer post op you are, you sir are doing great. Myself, I wouldn't worry too much about the time in between...if you're holdin' for as long as you say, that's great progress and it will just get better as time goes on. I leaked during the day and only used one pad a day, and that was a mini-pad. I'm happy to report to you yes, I can hold as long as pre-surg....althougth sometimes, sometimes if I'm doing heavy lifting, or whatever I may still slip a pad in, just to save the "spot issue"....it's no big deal. As I said, you know your body and as time goes on you'll understand what may or may not trigger the need.
At this point, don't even think or worry about maybe having to give up calling games....I see you achieving total dryness in a pretty short time frame, and if by chance you "spot" or leak a little when assuming the ump's position......one pad during a game should serve you well. Don't let PCa rob you of anymore than it already has, you're pitching a good game here, keep throwing those strikes and you'll be fine. Good luck brother....Blue
age: 53 @ Dx, Pre-op PSA Feb 08' 5.0, April 08' 4.1
Biopsy 5.1.08, 5 of 15 cores postive, T2a, Gleason 3+4=7
DaVinci performed 7.29.08
Bladder sling installed, umbilical hernia repaired during surgery.
Path report, "cancer fully contained, margins clear".
Cath removed 8.8.08, ED therapy begins 8.9.08
100mg Viagra three times a week, pump for ten minutes daily
and hold for ten minutes.
8.16.08 switched to Levitra 20mg, immediate results
9.15.08 Pad free at night, one thin (light) pad during the day
9.18.08 1st Post-op PSA Undetectable Zero's....Yes!
12.22.08 2nd Post-op PSA Zero's still...
6.23.09 1yr Post-op PSA Still a zero..
Pads gone 1.3.09, finally found the courage...Thanks ya'll
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