Worried Guy said...
I have tried all sorts of experiments. Clamps, pads, no pads, yogurt cup, different levels of kegel, standing in front of a mirror. I'm still a leaker.
No level of kegeling will stop my flow. I am continent when I sit or when I am flat on my back. I try kegeling before I get up but there is a constant drip until I make it to the toilet when I can finally let the remainder fly. Maybe it's because I am only at 3.5 months.
I'm still waiting for my brain (or my sphincter) to figure it out.
Before I had the Virtue Male Sling installed I had a full battery of Urodynamic tests done. the Final results showed that because of the size of my prostate at 120 gm's, it acted as the shutoff for my urinary tract which caused the sphincter muscle to atrophied and loose its ability to shutoff. The second opinion Dr. said no amount of kegles would restore its ability to function again and concurred on the recommendation of my Dr. to the installation of an artificial means of urinary control.
If you are still at the same level of incontinence after 6 months, You may want to ask your Dr. for a urodynamic evaluation to be done. My incontinence symptoms we're very similar to yours and remained unchanged for over 2 1/2 yrs.
PSA 10.2 - Discovered during Annual Physical with Family Doctor
Referred to Urologist Surgeon specialist
Free and total PSA - 10.9
Biopsy ( sent to John Hopkins pathology) - 2 of 16 positive on left and right apex of prostate
Left - GS 3+3=6, Right - GS 3+3=6
Davinci assisted laparoscopy radical prostatectomy on Apr. 17, 2007 -Complications due to extreme unusual size of prostate. Normal Prostate = 20 to 31 grams. Mine = 120 grams (not enlarged, but genetic growth large)
Nerves on right side spared.
All Lab's clear. No Cancer outside prostate
Cystogram Apr. 24 2007- Slight leakage at anastomosi negligible.
Catheter in for 1 week Removed Apr. 24, 2007
May 30th, First post-op PSA results...Non-Detectable!
Aug 18th, Second post-op PSA results...Non-Detectable!
Nov 8th, Third post-op PSA results...Non-Detectable!
April 17th, One year anniversary .010 Detected changed back to 3 month monitoring
Sept 17 2009 PSA < .010 non-detectable
Sept 22 2009:
Surgical implant of the Male Virtue Sling at Stanford Medical Urology center.