Peeing is normal the only thing that is diferent is that you can't pee until you open the cuff. My stream is way better than it was in the 5 or 6 years leading up to my RRP. All sensations of full bladder and urge to urinate are just the same. After three weeks of activation I have been leak free pad free. I don't even wear a light panty liner, just boxers. I will be glad to hear your report after your activation and hope you are as happy as I am.
Sometimes when i go to pee I forget and just pull it out and try to go and surprise nothing happens but a fairly uncomfortable sensation when my bladder tries to push against the cuff. I guess that after a while I won't forget anymore.
06-08 1st biopsy neg psa 4
10-09 psa 5.5 2nd biopsy 1/12 pos. 10%, G(4+3) age 65
12-15-09 RRP Tulane NOLA Dr Lee
Path, 1%, clr marg, no EPE, no SVI, nodes cl, G(4+3)
100% incontinent @ 12 months
ED, pre-op severe, post op total
10/10 Dr Boone, Methodist recomended AUS
AUS/ IPP performed 1/11/11 Methodist Houston
post op psa's 0.04,<0.1,<0.1,<0.01@12 mo.