Posted 11/18/2011 3:24 PM (GMT -7)
Well, most of us are overly anxious to check out the activity level of our "little man", I would say that's very normal. Due to complications, my original catheter time was not the 7 days, 10 days, or even 2 weeks that most men endure after surgery, I spent 63 days on my post surgery catheter. During that time, after a couple of weeks if I remember rightly, the wee one started coming to life on its own, first a little bit, then back to "full size", while on the cath. I was able to have the big "O" with a cath in place, thought, in hindsight, I would never do that again if in that situation. It was one of those times, that it hurt way more than it was worth, and I was afraid I might cause some additional damage or retard the healing at that critical bladder neck to urethra connection.
Your time will come soon enough, when you can experiment to your hearts content. Sounds like you are off to a good start.
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 margin
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, 2/11 1.24, 4/11 3.81, 6/11 5.8
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 9/10