I was told by all the medics I have seen in England not to do Kegals whilst urinating apart the odd time just to check that the right muscles are being exercised. I started 3 months prior to surgery with repetitions of 10 secs per hold 10 times and did this twice daily. I started again about
2-3 days after catheter removal and I still do the exercises but not every day. I have been 99.9% dry for approx a month, and I am reasonably pleased with that. I cannot say that they helped because I cannot compare with not doing them, but I feel happy that I did the kegals pre and post op.
Diagnosed February 2009. Gleason 6, Psa 7.2, 12 core biopsy, and then Mri scan, which showed organ specific.
DaVinci at Addenbrookes, Cambridge, England 18th May 2009. Nerves removed one side.
Catheter in for 8 days, no pain, no post op problems apart from an infection, cleared with antibiotics.
Some aching around the penis, which still occurs.
6 week psa 0.1, post op pathology all good, confirming pre op tests. Ed a problem, no treatment as yet.
Light ladies pad during the day, just to control a slight dampness and a Tena for men pad at night for occassional leakage.
Awaiting 3 month consultation at the moment.
Sept 09 - still awaiting consultation. 99% dry during the day, tena pad at night just in case.
Sept 18th 09. PSA less than 0.1
Sept 29th follow up consultation at Addenbrookes. All ok at the moment
Virtually dry at the moment.