...waterin' the flowers.
Did someone just ask an incontinence question? I've studied it more than NASA has studied the Moon. I have data. I'm swimming in data. Dripping in data...
There are a couple of reasons for the squirt after gardening for half an hour....
Before you went outside, you emptied your bladder. You were able to do anything with no leaks because you had nothing or little in your bladder. (Of course it could be that you have a tight bladder sphincter but odds are you don't or you wouldn't be here.)
Now for the data and the disclaimer: Your mileage may vary.
On average, a healthy male's kidneys produce one ml of urine per kg of body weight per hour. In English units: a 180 lb man will produce almost 3 oz of pee per hour. So after a half hour of gardening you had 1.5 oz more pee in your bladder than when you first started.
Everyone's bladder will begin to leak at a certain fill level. Let's call this the leak level. When I was incontinent (shudder) I would leak if I had anything in my bladder. Call that leak level of 0 oz. Right after my sling surgery, I would leak if my bladder had more than 450 ml ~ 16 oz. I was good for about
6-8 hours. Great! Now, 6+ years later, I leak when I am at ~200 ml or 8 oz. ~3 hours. OK but not great.
Your leak level was close to zero right after your surgery. That level is slowly rising. Maybe it is at 2 oz now. Maybe it is at 3 or 4 oz.
You are healing and progress is so slow you can't see it. If you are a lunatic like me you can pee in a cup and weigh every pad daily. Make an Excel plot with 2 and 3 day running averages with forecasts to actually see and track your improvement.
Or you can know that there is a 2 in 3 chance you will be dry in 3 months and an 8 in 9 chance you will be dry in a year. If you are in the unlucky group, like I was, know that it can be fixed with either a sling or an AUS. You will not be this way forever.
Good luck to you.
(And keep working on ED. Don't let it slide.)
Age: 64, Mar. 41 yrs, 56 dx, PSA: 4/09 17.8, 6/09 23.2
Biop.: 6/09 Pos 7/12, 20-70%, G 4+3, Bone, CT Neg
DaVin RP: 7/09, U of Roch Med Ctr
Path Rpt: G3+4, pT3aNOMx, 56g, Tumor 2.5x1.8 cm both lobes and apex
EPE, PNI exten., Sem Ves, Vas def clear, Lymph 0/13
Incont: AdV Sling 1/11
PSA: 10/09 .04, 7/10 <0.01, 7/11 <0.01, 1/12 <0.02, 4/13 <0.02, 3/14 <0.02, 4/15 <0.02, 5/16 <0.02!
Post Edited (Worried Guy) : 5/9/2017 7:43:28 AM (GMT-6)