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Date Joined Jul 2010
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 8/21/2010 4:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear Bronson, Bob and other friends, who shared their experience
Thank you very much for your attention to our problem
I admire of all of you, you did not give up
I want to ask you about one the problem, which is most concern:
My husband does not have any urge to urinate at all
Night time he feels some discomfort about every two hours & goes to toilet
During a day he does not feel any urge at all either
My question is:
Do you feel urge the same, as you had before surgery?
I appreciate your answers
Thank You 

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 1267
   Posted 8/21/2010 6:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Luba, interesting question. I'd say my need, urge, to urinate is less frequent now. I was very impressed with the catheter when I had it after surgery. It was the first time in years I'd slept for eight hours without waking up from the need to go. Eight/ten hours of uninterrupted sleep. Ahhhhhh!

Now that the catheter is long gone I still have nights I sleep right through, and during the day I can drink a pile of coffee and outlast younger men in a meeting.

I'll be interested to see what others have to say.

Sheldon AKA Sleepless
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
From "knock out" to wake up in recovery less than two hours.  Actual surgery 70 minutes
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn  ---  perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues.
Oct 31st padless 24/7 
First post op PSA Sept 09  less than 0.02
PSA on Oct 23, 2009 less than 0.02
PSA on Jan 8, 2010  less than 0.02
PSA on April 9, 2010 less than 0.02 
PSA on July 9, 2010 (one year) less than 0.02

Regular Member

Date Joined Feb 2010
Total Posts : 385
   Posted 8/21/2010 11:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Absolutely! I'm in the Sleepless club, myself. Also, similar stats to him on the other side of the border. For those of us who aren't having problems with incontinence, urination can be the surprise bonus from surgery. I use to feel like I knew the location of every bathroom in my city. I couldn't go for a 2 hour hike without ducking behind a tree to pass some water. Now, when we go out, it's me waiting for my wife to come out of the bathroom. I can drink 16 oz of coffee and go to work and skip the bathroom break altogether. I feel like I could pee farther than a 10 year old.

Right after surgery it was a little sore so I'd get up at night to try to urinate. After things healed, never.

For those with incontinence, they must be going to urinate more often to keep from leaking, but that too will pass.

A few weeks back I met someone who was treated with radiation (seeds) about 7-8 years ago. Initially he did great, but in the last couple of years he'd lost his erections and started getting some dribbling leakage of urine. So, everyone has a different road to walk. Hope your husband is lucky like Sleepless and me and just doesn't have the urge to urinate because he's not obstructed anymore.
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