Hi Dogyluver.........sorry about
your husband's complications. I don't know about
the non-RX lidocaine, but aside from the Neosporin, another trick I found useful was to allow as much slack in the tubing between the velcro attachment on the leg and where it attaches to the catheter; taking off as much tension as possible.......sorta the same thinking as when you're using a power tool and you tie a knot in the extension cord so that it doesn't pull out of the power source while you're using the "tool"
...that way, even if the velcro starts to slide down is leg over time, as it always seems to do, it won't be an immediate and painful pull.
Arnie in DE
Age 56 (biopsy & surgery)
PSA at Diagnosis-3.9
Biposy 8/19/08--4 of 12 cores positive; 5% involvement, Gleason 6 (3+3)
Surgery 1/26/09-DaVinci Robotic Prostatectomy at Presbyterian Medical Center/HUP-Phila, PA
Dr. David Lee
Pathology Report- Adenocarcinoma, no capsular involvement, seminal vesicles clear, lymph nodes clear, negative margins, Gleason 7 (3+4), Stage T2C, Prostate 61.8 grams, gland involvement 2-10%
Catheter removed after 8 days, totally dry at 3 months. ED issues continue, Viagra (via ADC) nightly (100mgs), VED use in earnest at 6 months. "Ball Park Frank" plumping at this point.
3 month PSA--<0.1
6 month PSA--<0.1