I would appreciate words of wisdom regarding how to achieve, and more importantly what I might expect, in working to regain continence. It has been two days since removal of my cath. I wear pads during the day (what pads are the softest?) and a diaper at night. I do my kegal excercises 5-6 times per day.
At this point, every time I get out of my recliner, I start to spurt. By time I get to the bathroom, about half the urine is out; the other half comes out in a thin(?) stream.
At night, my bladder wakes me up 3-4 times; same process - spurting while walking to the bathroom.
I also experience a pretty constant 'drip'.
Is there anything else I can or should be doing? Are the kegal excercises enough that (hopefully) one day they magically achieve their goal?
Thanks for your thoughts.
Mike, Weston, Florida
Dec, 2008: PSA 2.0
Feb, 2010: PSA 2.7 / Lump on prostate
March 2010: Biopsy / Gleason 4+3; 40% one side
April, 2010: Bone scan clear
May 14, 2010: DaVici Prostatectomy (age 63)
-Scattered small foci of prostatic adenocarcinoma Gleason 4+3 (right lobe)
-proportion of P gland invloved by tumor = 3%
- seven benign lymph nodes
- P size: 4.6X3.7X3.3 / 40.5 grams
- pTNM Stage: PT2a / regional lympth nodes PN0
May 24, 2010: Catheter removed!! ED and continence journey started!