Almost 4 weeks post op update
Actually will be 4 weeks in two days.
My stamina seems to be about
99% back. I think the daily 2-3 miles a day on the treadmill is helping. I also am out of the house for at least a little while each day, and I think that helps too.
Still a little soreness, or maybe fullness, in the perineum area, to be expected, but it is getting better.
Still just a hint of pink in my urine, only at the end of the stream. The black flecks (blood clots I think) are still there but today and last night seem to be much less. Hope that's permanent.
As far as continence goes, I feel like I've been doing ok, but for some reason, yesterday was a bad day. I seem to have leaked more, about
1 ounce vs the usual .7 or so ounces per day. This morning seems better. Nevertheless, today I decided to try going from guards to shields. The shields are thinner, much less bulky and feel much more comfortable. I'm not sure how much less absorbent they are, but I would imagine if I am leaking an ounce or less a day, it should hold. And if necessary, I can always change the once a day. They are so thin that its easy to carry a few around in my pocket. So I hope this works.
In the ED department, I continue on the 5 mg of Cialis a day. I read something on one of the Drs websites saying not to try to have erections for 4-6 weeks, to give things more time to heal So I stopped drying to have erections. But I do notice some "fullness" in my pecker when I wake up. I'm optimistic that over time that will resolve in a favorable way.
My increased sensitivity in my left nut, seems to be better. Not 100% but definitely improving. And so far, I don't see any decrease in the size of my Johnson, which I've seen mentioned here before.
My only issue is mental. Even though I know that leaking less than an ounce a day is good for 4 weeks, and I will probably get to 100% continence within a few months, I get very frustrated when I feel a leak, I actually get mad at myself I think, and that issue, combined with concern about
what will happen with my first PSA test, has me down. I've always been a fighter, and am fighting this too, forcing myself out of the house each day and trying to be busy and stay optimistic and positive . Its a challenge.
Post Edited (Pratoman) : 1/31/2015 9:13:28 AM (GMT-7)