Posted 4/4/2012 9:52 AM (GMT -7)
My only input on this subject, is to wear lots of black pants! lol. My wife is so tired of seeing me in black slacks. Even though I am not incontinent in the traditional sense, having an ostomy (urosotmy in my case), there is always a chance my "device" will fail and leak like niagra falls.
I had my first public failure a few weeks ago on a consulting gig, in an office of all women. Just like that, the device failed and broke loose. I was wearing black pants, but when I have failure, we are not talking about leaks, we are talking about major output, as my ureters go directly to the stoma.
I had to get up, and tell someone that I had to leave immediately for personal reasons. Fortunately, I was able to sit on my jacket on the ride home, as to not damage my car seat. So now I keep towels in my trunk.
Had I been wearing light coloured slacks, I would have died of embarassment, as by the time I left the office, I was pretty well soaked from the waist to the knees on both sides.
Also, wish I could go back to wearing briefs, but due to the stoma and the device, I am forced to wear boxers only, something I never wore before my days of PC began.
David in SC
Age: 59, 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, original catheters 63 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, 12/11 14.0
Other: Spent total of 1 ½ years on 21 catheters, had Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/10
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