I'm new to the forum and this is my first post.
Divinci Surgery went well on Nov 4th. Was released the following day without any complications. Pain wasn't bad. Regular tylenol did the trick after the first week.
Had the cath removed 5 days ago, 1st day after cath removal I went through two depends, used only one pad overnight. However, the 2nd 3rd and 4th days incontenence got worse. During the day I soaked numerous depends, leaked like a fountain whenever I got up or changed positions. Night time was the same or worse. I used several pads and two complete changes during the night. Last night was even worse yet. Wet, wet wet. Multiple changes, three depends along with numerous pads, up several times and still soaked the bed clothes.
I've been doing keggle exercises but trying not to overdo it. Was told by Moffitt Dr last week to be patient, it may take 6 weeks to see improvement. I can live with that, but I expected to see even the slightest improvement in 5 days, not things getting worse. Any thoughts?
Anyone else had the problem of things getting worse before they get better? I'm new to this, any info would help. thanks in advance.
DX Age 65, July 2011- No symptoms
PSA 3.2 7/10 increased to 4.33 7/11
Biopsy 8/11 based on increased PSA level
12 Biopsy cores, 1 positve,
Gleason 6 (3+3) in 1% of 1 core
Radical DiVinci Robotic Prosatectomy 11/11, Moffit Cancer Center, Tampa
Post Op - Gleason 6, many
locations, tumor 5% volume
Negative margins, perinural involvment
Cath removed 11/16/11, Initially Incontinent