OK You got my attention with this one. I'm an engineer and need the data. This is from an earlier post. Can you give me an estimate of where they fit the attached Pee scale?
"Here are some real numbers measured on a Mettler Laboratory balance. These are more useful than the unscientific labels stuck on the packages.
I'll give you two numbers. The first is the maximum safe value, the second is when leakage starts. Your mileage my vary.
* Depend Underwear for Men Super Plus, Size S/M: 450 ml.....600 ml
* Depend Boost insert:... 200 ml (must be worn with above)
* Depend Men's Guard:.. 150 ml.... 175 ml
* Tena pads for men:..... 140 ml.... 150 ml
* CVS Protect. pad Max:. 160 ml.... 175 ml
* Options by Assurance:.. 90 ml..... x
* Carefree mini pads:...... 15 ml.... 20 ml
I ran experiments with pads inside diapers so I could see when they leaked without messing my pants. You can't run it to the limit if you are wearing them just inside your regular underwear."
The specs provided by many of the products are often misleading. They put the pad flat on a table and soak it evenly. That is not how it is used. I placed the pad in my underwear so that my "outlet" was about
1/4 -1/3 of the way down from the top. Leakage occurred mostly at the bottom. Some pads were dry on the top but soaked at the bottom - clearly not enough capillary action.
I like the concept of an integrated unit. Thanks for pointing it out.
(Edit: Can you tell me where they are made? I found Prime Life Fibers in Durham NC but see that they import a lot of stuff from China.)
DX Age 56
. First routine PSA test on April 8th: 17.8.
May PSA: 22.6, 3 weeks later: PSA: 23.2
. Biopsy 6/10/09
: 7/12 scores positive, Gleason 6=3+3. Bone scan and C/T scan negative. RP DaVinci -7/21/2009
@ Univ of Roch Medical Center
Left nerve gone, right partial spared. Catheter removed - 7/31/2009
Pathology report received:
Gleason 3+4=7 Tumor size: 2.5 x 1.8 cm
location: both lobes and apex. No Malignancy in Seminal Vesicle, vasa deferentia, lymph nodes 0/13
Extraprostatic extension present; Perineural invasion: present, extensive
Prostate mass 56 grams. Pathologic Stage: pT3aN0MX Post Surgery Status: Potency -
10/05 10 weeks, Still no activity Incontinence -
8/20 4 full pads per day
. 9/7 3-4 full pads per day (I'm going to try cutting down on fluids. Bad idea. I know.)
9/17 2 months: Still 3 pads per day.
10/5 10 weeks: Still 3 pads per day. At this rate I'll be fine in 2012.Post Surgery PSA -
9/3 6 weeks - 0.05
Post Edited (Worried Guy) : 10/11/2009 6:36:11 AM (GMT-6)