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wigged-out
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   Posted 2/22/2011 3:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Greetings everyone.

Yesterday after one week the catheter was removed. Nurse told me I had a sore looking tip of penis, probably due to a reaction to the latex line. (I knew I wasn't imagining this.)

The nurse talked about exercises, but also mentioned that they want to start me on Cialis in a few weeks to get blood flow going. Apparently Cialis is pretty expensive, but they sent me home with six pills that I'm supposed to take three times a week.

Part two of this was a little something called Muse. For those who don't know, Muse is this contraption that has a little pellet of something that gets shoved in your penis. The sample comes with a descriptive book on how to do it. It's ironic that this thing that goes in your inner-suchness is supposed to give you a hard on!!! Upon review with the nurse, I looked at my wife and told that I would be ok if we didn't have sex again and that it was a good run while it lasted. I could have a retirement part for the 'ol johnson and invite anyone and everyone who he met through out my life.

To make Muse even more enticing, it is supposed to be REALLY expensive.

Last night I woke what seemed to be every hour to pee, but by the time I got to the bathroom, pulled down absorbent undergarments, I was already peeing!

My plan is to wear absorbent briefs, line those with a Depends for Men change liner as needed, and briefs in AM and before bed.

I most notice leakage if I go to stand from sitting, I suppose as expected. My first question is why I don't have the "urge" to pee during the day, but at night? I do awaken to be "notified" that I should use the bathroom.

How often does pad need replacing? Wife tells me I want to avoid diaper rash at all costs, and if it were up to me, I'd change pad out every 30 minutes, but these things cost dough to.

Last question is if any of you have found some online or mail order place for continence stuff that is a really good price?

On another note, I walked a little over a mile today and that felt pretty good.

Thanks.

W-O
Age: 55- good health. Exercise regularly.
DRE 11/08- no lumps, just enlarged prostate
PSA checked regularly, last 6.6/
Needle Biopsy 11/09- 12 samples. 11 OK. Right Lateral Mid- Adenocarcinoma Gleason score 3+3=6 9 involving 5% of specimen.
PSA risingto 8.0 thru 2010.
2nd biopsy- 2 positive cores, one a 3+3=6, 3% and the other a 3+4=7, 20%
Very last PSA- 12
DaVinci scheduled 2/14/2011

tatt2man
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   Posted 2/22/2011 3:43 PM (GMT -6)   
wigged out -
1- good for you and the walking
2- it takes time for the stuff to start communicating with itself again - it took me about 15 weeks before I could stand up without peeing myself
3- just go with the flow and listen to your body - again it is learning how to communicate again
4- up here in canada - walmart has some good guards - just for peeing - not a full diaper - controlling b.m.'s are fine with me
5- when things were bad - I would change the pad whenever it felt heavy or very wet ( worried guys should have some weight figures regard pee pad weight) - at the start 3-4 a day and then one at night
6- remind yourself - you are in recovery mode and don't be too hard on yourself as you progress... sometimes it is like the old "viet nam two step" - two steps forward and one step back
7- cuddling your wife is a good inexpensive therapy
8- you might want some baby-diaper rash cream ( zinc oxide) to occasionally coat your penis head with it it gets sore from the pads.
...
hugs
BRONSON
Age: 55 - gay with spouse of 14 years, Steve
location: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
PSA: 10/06/09 - 3.86
Biopsy: 10/16/09- 6 of 12 cancerous samples, Gleason 7 (4+3)
Radical Prostatectomy: 11/18/09
Pathology: pT3a -Gleason 7 -extraprostatic extension -perineural invasion -prostate weight -34.1 gm
PSA: 04/08/10 -0.05 -Zero Club
PSA: 09/23/10 -0.05 -Zero Club
PSA: 03/24/11 - TBA

GTOdave
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   Posted 2/22/2011 3:44 PM (GMT -6)   
W-O, I have no answers for your queries, but I follow your posts attentively. I'm just a wee bit younger and a few days behind you as far as surgery goes.

Gee, I can't wait to have a catheter!

Maybe I can still drink beer and run my tube right into the septic line?
52 yr old, PSA 3.5, Gleason 6 with 3 of 4 top nodes (0%;1%;10%;1%) cancerous. Bottom 2 floors are clean.

DaVinci prostatectomy scheduled for March 4 at Yale. Lets hope attempt 2 at this goes better than my first try.

142
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   Posted 2/22/2011 4:05 PM (GMT -6)   
W,
 
The Walgreens "Mens Guards" are the most absorbent - Check the weekly ad. Sometimes they are as little as $7.50 for 52 on sale. List price varies from $12 to $17 (the highest is online, of course).
If you have Kroger stores, their house brand is the same product, $12-$13 most places, often on sale. Don't get fooled into the Walgreens pants, though - the Depends and Tena are infinitely better.
 
Target carries the same guard under their "affirm" house brand. CVS looks like the same (have not used those). Tena guards are too light for you right now, they will have to wait, but Tena sends samples as well, so go ahead and order them.
 
Change them when they annoy you - trust me, a urinary tract infection will take all care about saving money away very quickly.
 
If you are just around the house in loose pants, a Walgreens or Tena heavy pad is a substitute for the guard.
 
Go on line to Depends.com for a monthly coupon, usually just a $1 off,  but it helps. They will also send a sample pack.
 
Cialis is about $21 per 20mg pill. The most economical way to take them is the 5 mg daily version. Get a prescription for the 5mg, then go on line to www.cialis.com. They have a coupon on line for 30 tablets of 5mg. Take that to the pharmacy to get the first order free. They do a free offer on the 20mg as well, but only for 3 pills.
 
When I parted with Cath, it was 7-8 pads a day, sometimes more.
DaVinci 10/2009
My IGRT journey (2010) -
www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=1756808

Worried Guy
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   Posted 2/22/2011 4:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Wigged,
This is an excerpt from an earlier post I made. It might be useful for you.
I have more data on pads than NASA. Sadly, I've become an expert in an area I wish I knew nothing about.

Here are some real numbers measured on a Mettler Laboratory balance. These are more useful than the unscientific labels stuck on the packages.
I'll give you two numbers. The first is the maximum safe value; the second is when leakage starts.
Your mileage my vary.

  • Depend Underwear for Men Super Plus, Size S/M: 450 ml.....600 ml
  • Depend Boost insert:... 200 ml (must be worn with above)
  • Depend Men's Guard:.. 150 ml.... 175 ml
  • Tena pads for men:..... 140 ml.... 150 ml
  • CVS Protect. pad Max:. 160 ml.... 175 ml
  • Options by Assurance:.. 90 ml..... x
  • Half Poise Pad:............. 80 ml.... 110 ml
  • Half Tena Serenity:....... 30 ml..... 45 ml
  • Carefree mini pads:...... 15 ml..... 20 ml


I ran experiments with pads inside diapers so I could see when they leaked without messing my pants. You can't run it to the limit if you are wearing them just inside your regular underwear.

I found it was best to wear underwear one size smaller than normal. It reduces pad wander.

If anyone knows of a university awarding graduate degrees in Personal Pee Protection Products, send me an email. ;-)

P.S. There are some unquantifiable advantages to buying women's products and pretending they are for someone else.
1) Everyone knows men are considered more desirable when taken.
2) Anyone who sees you holding then will think you are an open, supportive partner able to handle delicate women's issues - thus making you even more desirable.

Back when we were in our 20's, the meat counter at the supermarket was the hot place for meeting and picking up women. Well at our age, the hot setup is the incontinence aisle. wink

Jeff (LFPF but still using half a Tena Serenity ultra thin for data)
Age: 58, Mar 35 yrs, 56 dx, PSA: 4/09 17.8 6/09 23.2
Biopsy: 6/09 7 of 12 Pos, 20-70%, Gleason 4+3 Bone, CT Neg
DaVinci RP: 7/09, U of Roch Med Ctr
Path Rpt: Gleas 3+4, pT3aNOMx, 56g, Tumor 2.5x1.8 cm both lobes and apex
EPE present, PNI extensive, Sem Ves, Vas def clear, Lymph 0/13
Incont: 200ml/day ED: Trimix
Post Surg PSA: 10/09 .04, 4/10 .04, 7/10 <0.01, 12/10 <0.01
AdVance Sling 1/10/11

Flytyer2
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   Posted 2/22/2011 5:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats on removal of the catheter. That's one hunk of tube removed from where it isn't supposed to be!

Here's a suggestion in lieu of pads. Try Pampers Toddlers diapers. They fit inside your jockey underwear, and fit our male anatomy just right (in other words don't wear them as diapers but as pads). This is what the Mayo Clinic gave me when my catheter was removed Jan 3 and they worked GREAT.
Age 61
PSA: 12/09 7.3 (Proscar) -- 7/10 9.06 (Proscar)
--------------------------------------------------
Biopsy 9/13/2010
Diagnosed 9/20/2010
One of 12 cores positive: <5%

RRP at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 12/15/2010
Gleason 3 + 4 with tertiary grade 5
Tumor confined to the prostate
Surgical marginins negative

Catheter removed at Mayo 01/03/2011
Pad free with min leakage 01/18/2011

James C.
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   Posted 2/22/2011 5:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats on ridding yourself of the catheter. I hope you continue steady improvement until you have nothing to talk about here.... devil
James C. Age 63
Gonna Make Myself A Better Man tinyurl.com/28e8qcg
4/07: PSA 7.6, 7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe, GS6
9/07: Nerve Sparing open RP, Path: pT2c, 110 gms., clear except:
Probable microscopic involvement-left apical margin -GS6
3 Years: PSA's .04 each test until 04/10-.06, 09/10-.09, 12/10-.09, 02/11-.08
ED-total-Bimix 30cc

Rolerbe
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   Posted 2/23/2011 9:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Wigged, So far your post cath journey sounds pretty typical. You have every chance to dry up in the future. I took about 2 months to get basic control, and in another month had several bags of pads hanging around unused. I did panic one day when going on an interview to find I had forgotten to bring a 'security' pad. But I made it through dry even then.

Worried -- you crack me up! As a 'man of science' also, I gotta hand it to you. Your methods seem pretty thorough! I think you deserve a PhD in Peeology.
age 52
RALP 10/08
One nerve spared
Gleason 7 - T1c
Pre op PSA 8.2 -- first PSA ever taken at age 50 physical
Most recent PSA 0.02 (12/10)

wigged-out
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   Posted 2/23/2011 4:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Bronson- Thanks. I've decided to take advantage of my leaky situation and walk down to our dreaded post office, the worst one on the face of the planet and leave them a little something on the floor while I by stamps devil

GTOdave- I like the septic line idea. Cath coming out wasn't to bad and I am the worlds biggest baby.

142- Thanks for the pad and Cialis advice.

Worried Guy- If you were some kind of car nut, I bet you'd be the kinda guy that mixes up his own windshield washer fluid, things like that. I can totally appreciate where you're comin' from. I approached my wife about weighing my pads on our postage scale and she said maybe with the next Mrs. Wigged-Out nono Great info though!!!

Between my already twisted humor and this cancer thing of past, I have pushed my boundaries even further into the outer limits!

Flytyer2- never thought of the diapers thing. Would those fit an adult? Do they need to be opened up or something. I'm slightly larger than a toddler, but not much smarter.

James C- I look forward to nothing but recovery.

Rolerbe- This gives me hope.

Cheers all.
W-O
Age: 55- good health. Exercise regularly.
DRE 11/08- no lumps, just enlarged prostate
PSA checked regularly, last 6.6/
Needle Biopsy 11/09- 12 samples. 11 OK. Right Lateral Mid- Adenocarcinoma Gleason score 3+3=6 9 involving 5% of specimen.
PSA risingto 8.0 thru 2010.
2nd biopsy- 2 positive cores, one a 3+3=6, 3% and the other a 3+4=7, 20%
Very last PSA- 12
DaVinci scheduled 2/14/2011

DaSlink
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   Posted 2/23/2011 5:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Wigged ,I am 2 years younger than you and 2 weeks out of catheter. The Doc told me it was the most aggravating part and he didn't lie! I use the depend diaper and a Kroger brand Manty shield, the Big Daddy. The diaper is used for a back up and as a weight measure for when to change pads. When it feel droopy,it's time for a change!
My Doc put me on the 5mg Cialas and gave me a 30 days supply...freebie! I have good insurance so the rest is no big deal,although I will take advantage of the coupon.Thanks 142 for the heads up. My Doc started me on the pump within a week.
I to agree with you on the inserts. It would be "Good bye old pal,I was glad to know ya" I've been married for 30 years now and could really use the extra sleep!
keep up the fight and laugh about it when you can! Welcome to the Dark Side!!!
Every minute you fish or ride,adds an hour to your life!

Age 52 Dx age 53 daVinci surgery
prostate volume 24gms
Biopsy 12 cores with 7 positive- left base,right base,left mid gland,right mid gland, left apex.
Gleason score of 7
First PSA 38.7 on10/05/2010
Second PSA 49.9 on11/23/2010
CT negative
Bone scan Negative
daVinci RRP on 01/25/2011 by Dr Mark G Delworth at Bethesda North Hospital.

Flytyer2
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   Posted 2/23/2011 5:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Regarding the diaper, you don't wear it as a diaper, it's way too small, but rather cover your scrotum and penis with it, and it fits like a body contour pad, conforming to your shape. Believe me, it works great when a light pad is not enough. I wore this under jockey underwear, and it worked great. Let me know how it works for you. And best wishes for a speedy recovery. I'm still working the ED issue with not a lot of success--probably a "mind" thing.
Age 61
PSA: 12/09 7.3 (Proscar) -- 7/10 9.06 (Proscar)
--------------------------------------------------
Biopsy 9/13/2010
Diagnosed 9/20/2010
One of 12 cores positive: <5%

RRP at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 12/15/2010
Gleason 3 + 4 with tertiary grade 5
Tumor confined to the prostate
Surgical marginins negative

Catheter removed at Mayo 01/03/2011
Pad free with min leakage 01/18/2011

Purgatory
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   Posted 2/23/2011 5:09 PM (GMT -6)   
W,

All in all, I think you are doing very well with all of this.
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 11/10 Not taking it
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/23/10

wigged-out
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   Posted 2/23/2011 8:27 PM (GMT -6)   
RIght now I feel like only standing up. Even when sleeping. Everytime I go to stand from seated position the flood gates open and the awful feeling of filling a pad. Note to self: patience.

Peace out dudes.

W-O
Age: 55- good health. Exercise regularly.
DRE 11/08- no lumps, just enlarged prostate
PSA checked regularly, last 6.6/
Needle Biopsy 11/09- 12 samples. 11 OK. Right Lateral Mid- Adenocarcinoma Gleason score 3+3=6 9 involving 5% of specimen.
PSA risingto 8.0 thru 2010.
2nd biopsy- 2 positive cores, one a 3+3=6, 3% and the other a 3+4=7, 20%
Very last PSA- 12
DaVinci scheduled 2/14/2011

142
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   Posted 2/23/2011 10:52 PM (GMT -6)   
W-O,
 
The first weeks after 'Cath' left me, I was fine at night, but when I got up it was like upending a bottle. I had to put absorbent pads ('underpads') on the floor and over the side rail of the bed to protect the woodwork.
 
Mornings were much too eventful.

DaSlink
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   Posted 2/24/2011 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Flytyer2,
At the breakfast table this morning, I was talking to my wife about your toddler diaper technique and she though it was BRILLIANT, and not to mention cost effective. You get a crap load of those diapers in a bag! Looks like we will be trying those in the near future.
Great Ideas are born out of desperation & aggravation!
Every minute you fish or ride,adds an hour to your life!

Age 52 Dx age 53 daVinci surgery
prostate volume 24gms
Biopsy 12 cores with 7 positive- left base,right base,left mid gland,right mid gland, left apex.
Gleason score of 7
First PSA 38.7 on10/05/2010
Second PSA 49.9 on11/23/2010
CT negative
Bone scan Negative
daVinci RRP on 01/25/2011 by Dr Mark G Delworth at Bethesda North Hospital.

Flytyer2
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   Posted 2/24/2011 3:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey, the toddler Pampers worked great for me, were extremely comfortable, and gave a coveted physique down there, if you know what I mean. And I like your saying regarding fishing. I try to fish 100 days a year. My neighbor had multiple myloema with a 5-year life expectancy. He fished over 300 days a year, and is still going strong after 12 years; doc said he had to find something different to die from!
Age 61
PSA: 12/09 7.3 (Proscar) -- 7/10 9.06 (Proscar)
--------------------------------------------------
Biopsy 9/13/2010
Diagnosed 9/20/2010
One of 12 cores positive: <5%

RRP at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 12/15/2010
Gleason 3 + 4 with tertiary grade 5
Tumor confined to the prostate
Surgical marginins negative

Catheter removed at Mayo 01/03/2011
Pad free with min leakage 01/18/2011

DaSlink
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   Posted 2/24/2011 4:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Nice! I firmly believe that for every minute that you work, you need a minute of play! And I'm way behind on play!!!!
I thought you were a fisherman by the name you use. I'm a lazy man when it comes to fishing. Catfishing and pan fishing with a trip to Minnesota for Walleye & perch.
Every minute you fish or ride,adds an hour to your life!

Age 52 Dx age 53 daVinci surgery
prostate volume 24gms
Biopsy 12 cores with 7 positive- left base,right base,left mid gland,right mid gland, left apex.
Gleason score of 7
First PSA 38.7 on10/05/2010
Second PSA 49.9 on11/23/2010
CT negative
Bone scan Negative
daVinci RRP on 01/25/2011 by Dr Mark G Delworth at Bethesda North Hospital.

pa69
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   Posted 2/24/2011 9:31 PM (GMT -6)   
When I had my catheter removed I had control when seated or lying down. When I stood up I lost it all to the point where a super absorbent pad was overwhelmed.

I used to keep a container by the bed so when I got up at night I could relieve myself in the container on the way to the bathroom. It made an intolerable situation almost tolerable.

Bob

wigged-out
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   Posted 2/25/2011 8:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone.

Last night sucked indeed. Had awakened to go tinkle and on my way to the bathroom, 35 feet, I leaked on to floor. Cats where sniffing each little puddle, little ******s.

At night I will keep a towel to carry with me to can. Insult to injury, nothing came out in front of toilet. As soon as I pulled up diaper, more whizz!

At this point I felt like taking a dump on the bath floor to complete my transition to infant. Let's see what the cats think of that.

On the good news front, I think I got up a less last night. But paid for it by creating my own Jackson Pollack on the floor.

W-O
Age: 55- good health. Exercise regularly.
DRE 11/08- no lumps, just enlarged prostate
PSA checked regularly, last 6.6/
Needle Biopsy 11/09- 12 samples. 11 OK. Right Lateral Mid- Adenocarcinoma Gleason score 3+3=6 9 involving 5% of specimen.
PSA risingto 8.0 thru 2010.
2nd biopsy- 2 positive cores, one a 3+3=6, 3% and the other a 3+4=7, 20%
Very last PSA- 12
DaVinci scheduled 2/14/2011

tatt2man
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   Posted 2/25/2011 8:31 AM (GMT -6)   
I sleep in a t-shirt and underwear at night.
I wear a pad with my underwear at night to sleep ... and just like potty training as a child, I have had to retrain myself to hold onto it (when the urge strikes) and wait until I get to the washroom and pull down the underwear and pull out mr. winky to pee... sometimes, it is minimal - so I do the relax ( think of niagara falls) routine or do a push/kegel to get it flowing...


- don't beat yourself up about accidents... that'll just make things tense and nothing will come out!

not too tight hugs,
BRONSON
Age: 55 - gay with spouse of 14 years, Steve
location: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
PSA: 10/06/09 - 3.86
Biopsy: 10/16/09- 6 of 12 cancerous samples, Gleason 7 (4+3)
Radical Prostatectomy: 11/18/09
Pathology: pT3a -Gleason 7 -extraprostatic extension -perineural invasion -prostate weight -34.1 gm
PSA: 04/08/10 -0.05 -Zero Club
PSA: 09/23/10 -0.05 -Zero Club
PSA: 03/24/11 - TBA

wigged-out
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   Posted 2/25/2011 9:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Bronson.

I've calmed a little bit. No longer thinking of setting up giant litter box by bed.

On a more serious note (if you can imagine) I think I'm going to start to count how many pads I go through in a day/night to get some idea of how I progress.

There was some confusion about my exercise routine. I was doing the standard keggle things: 10 kisses, 5 hold for 3 seconds, ten kisses. In addition I was trying to do what the exercise sheet called "Beyond Keggles" where you lay on back, push knees together, somehow raise tush using pelvic floor muscles(???). Repeat, pull knees apart using giant rubber band, and finally some short knee bends from standing position.

Dr. told me to forget about the Beyond ones and concentrate on regular K's.

My new found happiness is now Hot Tamales (candy) and SweatTarts.

Toodles.

W-O
Age: 55- good health. Exercise regularly.
DRE 11/08- no lumps, just enlarged prostate
PSA checked regularly, last 6.6/
Needle Biopsy 11/09- 12 samples. 11 OK. Right Lateral Mid- Adenocarcinoma Gleason score 3+3=6 9 involving 5% of specimen.
PSA risingto 8.0 thru 2010.
2nd biopsy- 2 positive cores, one a 3+3=6, 3% and the other a 3+4=7, 20%
Very last PSA- 12
DaVinci scheduled 2/14/2011

DaSlink
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   Posted 2/25/2011 9:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Wigged,
I never had a real stream for 2 weeks after catheter. I cheered the first morning I got up and the pad was dry. Even though I have had several dry nights now, I still use a depends as a backup. I am lucky my toilet is 10 feet away from the bed. It is also easier for me to retain when I am sitting or laying down, but when I stand up I tinkle. The worst is when you are trying to pass gas Tinkle -Tinkle-Tinkle!
When I first noticed the urges, I to would do the clamp & hold. Hey it works...why not. I think that method might be a little bit awkward in public but we will see!
I think next week I will try leaving the pull ups at home and do the Manty shield and undies route.
Chin up and pads handy. It's gonna get better!
Every minute you fish or ride,adds an hour to your life!

Age 52 Dx age 53 daVinci surgery
prostate volume 24gms
Biopsy 12 cores with 7 positive- left base,right base,left mid gland,right mid gland, left apex.
Gleason score of 7
First PSA 38.7 on10/05/2010
Second PSA 49.9 on11/23/2010
CT negative
Bone scan Negative
daVinci RRP on 01/25/2011 by Dr Mark G Delworth at Bethesda North Hospital.

Purgatory
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   Posted 2/25/2011 9:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Wigged,

Those candies are an approved part of my Taste-Good Prostate Diet. Should be a good stress reliever as you battle these pesty incontinence issues.

David
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 11/10 Not taking it
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/23/10

wigged-out
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   Posted 2/25/2011 9:32 AM (GMT -6)   
DaSlink and Purg.

Thanks for that. I know things will get better, otherwise I wouldn't be so comical about this. My way of coping. Wife is sick of my toilet humor/reports. Can't say I blame her. These things are the real test of marriage, but were doing fine, plus on occasion, some of this puts a smile on her registered nurse kisser.
W-O
Age: 55- good health. Exercise regularly.
DRE 11/08- no lumps, just enlarged prostate
PSA checked regularly, last 6.6/
Needle Biopsy 11/09- 12 samples. 11 OK. Right Lateral Mid- Adenocarcinoma Gleason score 3+3=6 9 involving 5% of specimen.
PSA risingto 8.0 thru 2010.
2nd biopsy- 2 positive cores, one a 3+3=6, 3% and the other a 3+4=7, 20%
Very last PSA- 12
DaVinci scheduled 2/14/2011

DaSlink
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   Posted 2/25/2011 9:39 AM (GMT -6)   
It just seems so silly doesn't it?
Every minute you fish or ride,adds an hour to your life!

Age 52 Dx age 53 daVinci surgery
prostate volume 24gms
Biopsy 12 cores with 7 positive- left base,right base,left mid gland,right mid gland, left apex.
Gleason score of 7
First PSA 38.7 on10/05/2010
Second PSA 49.9 on11/23/2010
CT negative
Bone scan Negative
daVinci RRP on 01/25/2011 by Dr Mark G Delworth at Bethesda North Hospital.
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