- you are too hard on yourself - it takes time to heal up and have your body start working towards your new "normal".
-it takes about
14 weeks for some to have their continence to return after surgery - I started to get control of the situation 16 weeks after surgery -
-keep up with your kegel exercises - my doctor had me do - 20 reps (pelvic thrusts) 5 times a day -
-ED is not a main problem for me - it responds ( not like before ) with a little help.
-I am sorry you fell that you hate your life - the side effects and the time for recovery should have been discussed prior to surgery.
-also, if you find your pathology report confusing - please talk to your doctor about
- all the best.
P.S. also, it is common for a 6 week buffer time after surgery - no lifting of anything more than 10# - and minimum stairs and inclines - a flat treadmill would help keep the metabolism up and help with centre-focus excercise ( pilates stuff) - but avoid inclines and pushing yourself too early - you can tire out the muscles as they heal which can make you leak more..
Age:55 -gay with spouse of 14 years, Steve -Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Biopsy:10/16/09- 6 of 12 cancerous samples, Gleason 7 (4+3)
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 -0.02 -Zero Club
Post Edited (tatt2man) : 4/5/2011 3:45:53 PM (GMT-6)