(I found a thread to post a reply on, but left it to update my profile. I forgot to drop breadcrumbs, and have not been able to find it again.)
I had the ~moderate AdVance sling operation (the one that doesn't use any screws). Is there an way to "tweak-adjust" the sling, to put more pressure against the urethra?
The drip rate is only 5 – 10+ drops per day, enough to make yellow spots on my shorts; or, weirdly, if I sleep real soundly, A LOT MORE can leak out. I do take a sleeping pill at night, but most of the time my body wakes me to void -- I could've been dog-tired when it happened.
After the prostatectomy, I could pee like a racehorse. After the sling operation, I still have a real healthy stream. BUT, I have to go when the urge hits – I can’t put things off with a full bladder. And, it has taken time to get used to a HAIR-TRIGGER. I have to be cognizant of my situation – of my aim. Even at 3-½ months post op, especially when sitting, I have to hold my aim steady. I have peed on & above the seat, and between the seat and toilet. (I think everything in my bathroom has my DNA on it. When all this started, I made the decision not to bring anything into the bathroom with me to read.)
I have to be aware of PREMATURE PEEEUURRATION!)
I wear a pad at night, and sometimes during the day. I was hoping that was behind me.
I’ll find out if there are any options at my next doctor visit, which is in December -- for a digital exam! I thought that was over with, too! It seems cancer cells can return to the site/scene of the crime. Go figure!
Has anyone had a sling adjusted?
10/13/08. Prostate biopsy.
8-12-10. AdVance Moderate Sling (no screws required for this one).