Some of you may have seen my posts remarking on my frustration at leaking a full pad a day 7 months out from surgery. Well I'm finally down to 1/2 pad and I think its the result of the exercise program I started 2 1/2 weeks ago. I used to walk outside before winter came but gave up as I would easily fill a pad per walk and sometimes wet my pants with overflow.
So I pulled out the tread mill 3 weeks ago and began a regiment of 30 minutes a day. I fast walk for 3 minutes followed by 2 minutes easy jogging, after 30 minutes it adds up to 20 minutes fast walking and 10 minutes jogging. At first I'd fill a pad but now, I leak maybe 1/4 pad. This week I started lifting light weights after the treadmill and I notice a huge difference. I was basically dry until noon today....thats a first!
I have tried magnesium tablets without any noticeable difference and always do my kegels, I've reduced kegels to 3 times a day and assume the exercise takes the place of the 7 sets of kegels I've dropped.
It seems to work for me even though I haven't run or jogged for years...I don't really enjoy the jogging part but I'm sure I have nothing to lose. Hopefully others with a similar leakage may find it works for them also.
Biopsy, both lobes PCa
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