If you're fussy or sqeemish STOP READING THIS NOW!
You've been warned... OK, I have your implied consent...
I weigh my used, filled pads on the Mettler balance my wife keeps in the kitchen. (But not when she is around.)
I know exactly how much I leak and how much I deposit in the toilet. Typically, I leak out 450 ml per day and deposit about
1000 per day. Since a pad will hold 150 ml before leaking, that comes to 3 pads per day .
I think incontinence should be measured in ml per day. None of this fuzzy stuff. When you get to 5 per day -a couple of dribbles - that is continent. It means I don't need a pad or can get away with a ladies Carefree mini pad.
By measuring precisely, I can tell if I am, or am not, improving.
(I'd better go wash the pan off now before she gets home.)
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 -
10/31 3 months, Still no activity, nada, zip 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.)
9/27 2 months: Still 3 pads per day.
11/14 4 month: Still 3 pads per day. 420ml/day, 91 um leak. At this rate I'll be fine in 2012.Post Surgery PSA -
9/3 6 weeks- 0.05, 10/13 3 months- 0.04 undetectable.
Post Edited (Worried Guy) : 11/18/2009 3:08:14 PM (GMT-7)