Here's how I define it:
Having to wear pee pads and having them hold more than 20 ml of pee at the end of the day.
Yep, I weigh my pee pads. I have a diaper pail in the bathroom lined with plastic bag. After I take my morning shower, I carry the bag into the kitchen and weigh it on the scale. Then I throw the bag into the garage trash bin. I reline the diaper pail and I'm ready for the next data point. When I sit or lay down the fluid builds up. I kegel before getting up but it still dribbles out. The only thing I feel is a pleasantly warm sensation on my scrotum. I'm at about
450 ml/day now. A looong way to go.
How does it feel? Kegeling as hard as I can, I get drip, drip, drip about
2 Hz. If I relax for a millisecond, the drip rate increases. And if I sneeze or blow my nose it comes out with as much thrust as a LEM RCS thruster.
10 Input Pee pad mass
20 If Pee pad mass < 20ml Go to 40
30 Incontinent Go to 10
40 Start ED therapy
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) : 12/10/2009 3:07:35 PM (GMT-7)