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Arch
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Date Joined Jun 2010
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   Posted 12/31/2010 5:43 PM (GMT -6)   
After 7 months I still go through 1.5-2 pads a day, if its a weekend and I take it easy its often one very full pad. I do my kegels everyday but don't seem to be making progress. I was  avoiding walking for exercise since I'd fill a pad over 3 miles. I've decided to do the treadmill for 3 miles a day hoping this will help.
 
Does anyone else have any unique exercises that worked for them?
 
Thanks
 
r
age 56
PSA 5.5
Biopsy, both lobes PCa
Gleason 3/4=7
open RP May 18, 2010
Pathology: 15% involved, lymph nodes and v. d. clear, margins clear
June 3-10 10-12 pads/day
2 months 8 pads/day
Aug 1, 2010 5-6 pads/day
Aug 20, 2010 3-5 pads per day
Aug 16, 3 month PSA: undetectable
Sept 22, 2 pads a day
Oct 12, PSA 0.03
Dec 1.5 pads a day
ED OK with no drugs Dec 2010

jake930
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Date Joined Oct 2010
Total Posts : 29
   Posted 1/4/2011 8:01 PM (GMT -6)   
i had rp on sept 13, 2010. cath. out after 10 days, at frist i was going through 8 to 10 diapers a day. after about a month i was on to pads still 8 to 10. i tried walking but like you would fill up a pad in know time. i knew i had to exercise so i dusted off my old nordic track ski machine and gave it a try and guess what no leaking. the way you have to lean into the hip pad makes you tighten your pelvic floor muscules while you are using it. i new this had to be good so i worked myself up to 30 min. 5-6 days a week. now i am using 1 pad in 24 hours and there is not very much in it, just a little wet spot in the middle. i am completley dry at night. and take the dog for a 2 mile walk after work and don't leak. i still leak after sitting a long time, lifting and snezzing, but its only a tiny, tiny bit. i really think that it was the nordic track that helped me recover as fast as i am. turn

Arch
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Date Joined Jun 2010
Total Posts : 192
   Posted 1/4/2011 9:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Jake,
 
Thanks for your reply, was this Nordic machine an eliptical trainer? I'm starting to think that exerise is probably a key to my leaking so am a week into fast walking, slow jogging on the treadmill, however I pretty much drain everything while walking. I think an eliptical trainer would be less jarring than walking so may not put so much pressure on the bladder while exercising.
 
I appreciate your input.
 
thanks
 
r

goodlife
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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 1/4/2011 9:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Arch,

Many of us old timers just keep on saying give it time. It sounds like you are on the slow track, but making improvement. Sometimes it seems guys just try too hard, and it appears to make it make it worse, but you are building strength in the muscles.

When you do kegels and walking, it can make your muscles too tired. Maybe cut down on the walking, or the keels, or both and see if it gets any better.

It took me 8 months, and then it was almost overnite. I have a very active job which causes me to walk, climb ladders, etc. I did not do much additional exercise.

Good luck on your journey to dry pants.

Goddlife

natural44
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Date Joined Dec 2010
Total Posts : 172
   Posted 1/5/2011 10:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Arch,

I have mentioned this several times to others on here so you may have seen this before, Try taking 250mg magnesium in the morning. the magnesium is a smooth muscle relaxer and helps with nerves aswell. The bladder wall is thickened due to the surgery and the magnesium will help relax it as will the exercises. Any other questions feel free to email me
age 44
RRP 9-28-10
gleason 3+3=6
pathology report all clear
11-1-10 PSA 0.02
bladder control 3 weeks post cath. removal
Osbon pump works great!
some noctural erections stated 12-01-10

jake930
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Date Joined Oct 2010
Total Posts : 29
   Posted 1/8/2011 9:05 AM (GMT -6)   
ARCH, NOT THE ELIPTACAL(CAN'T EVEN SPELL IT) THE GOOD OLD FASHION MADE IN AMERICA  NORDIC TRACK SKI MACHINE. GO TO E-BAY TYPE IN         "NORDIC TRACK SKI MACHINE" A TON OF THEM WILL POP UP ANY WHERE FROM $35.00 TO 200.00. OR YOU CAN BUY RECONDITIONED ONES FROM  "NORDICTRACKERSKIMACHINEONLINE" tongue

marius
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Date Joined Jan 2011
Total Posts : 5
   Posted 1/8/2011 11:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I would like to know when my pain will go away.I did the Da Vinci RP 12-14-10 and I think I am doing pretty good with the exception of pain when seating down.When should one expect the pain to go away.My continence is 1 pad /day.very little leakage .ED is a problem but I hope will get better.I am looking for any advice.

Thanks Marius

Age at DX 53
Aug.08 PSA 4.2
Aug.09 PSA 5.2 DRE Neg
JUL.10 PSA 8.2
Aug.10 Biopsy 1 of 12 cores positive 10% PNI
Gleason 3+3 6 stage t1c / post-op 3+4 7
Da Vinci RP 12-14-10 Stanford CA
Catheter removed 12-24-10
Pathology Report says it's gone!
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