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cupcake25
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   Posted 1/22/2011 10:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone for their kind words concerning the good news of my husband's cancer. I just have a question. My husband got his foley out yesterday and is leaking as expected. He said he has a split stream when he voids. Is this normal following robotic radical prostatectomy? Does it eventually get better? Everyone on this site is just great.

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   Posted 1/22/2011 12:28 PM (GMT -6)   
There is another very recent thread about split stream, you might search that.
 
I have that problem still. The Uro/surgeon says it is generally due to the reconnection of the urethra (scar tissue). His advice was to watch to see if it got worse, and report immediately if it did. Mine is about the same.
 
I joke about one stream for the pot and one for the ceiling. But at least for me, it is not a problem when the bladder is full, only when there is more urge than need.
 
Glad to hear that it is the biggest of complaints - that is good news.
 
Do insist that he change pads when they become uncomfortable. The economics of filling them to the brim don't hold up if he gets a urinary tract infection (I had a few, probably caused by letting the pads get too wet).
DaVinci 10/2009
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EnglishBob
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   Posted 1/22/2011 3:45 PM (GMT -6)   
cupcake25 said...
Thanks everyone for their kind words concerning the good news of my husband's cancer. I just have a question. My husband got his foley out yesterday and is leaking as expected. He said he has a split stream when he voids. Is this normal following robotic radical prostatectomy? Does it eventually get better? Everyone on this site is just great.


Hi Cupcake,

It was me who started the thread about the same subject a few days ago and it generated quite a few responses, if you click on my name where its high lighted in a different colour you will find my posts and the thread in there. By the way, mine is starting to improve turn

Take care, Bob.
Age 58
Prostate problems since early 40s
Ed since early 40s
April 2007 biopsy & all clear
July 2010 prostate swollen more, psa up to 5.6 August 6.7
September Biopsy again
October 7th diagnosed cancer, Gleason grade 6 at 10% mass
December 13th 2010 open radical proctatectomy
Pathology results came back Gleason grade 7 at 12% mass BUT clear margins
Catheter out Jan 5th 2011

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   Posted 1/22/2011 4:39 PM (GMT -6)   
 
Link to Bob's thread.
Updated.

Post Edited (142) : 1/22/2011 2:43:08 PM (GMT-7)

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