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Letty
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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 80
   Posted 10/15/2006 8:26 AM (GMT -7)   
My husband had the traditional open radical prostatectomy in July.  He had absolutly no control for the first 3-5 weeks.  Then he started and still stays dry all night and is into mid-morning before he has to change pads now.  The problem he says is that he can't feel when he has to urinate.  He doesn't have the feeling that his bladder is full like he used to.  So...that's my question for you guys.  Do you ever get that feeling back that your bladder is full and you need to urinate?  Is it the same kind of feeling or a different feeling?  Or do you just relieve yourselves every hour or so whether you feel you need to or not?
 
He is improving and I'm aware that the control comes back in 3 stages and for the kind of surgery he had I think he is right on schedule.    I'm just curious if the loss of signal or feeling to have to urinate is common.
 
Best wishes to all,
Letty,
 
Husband diagnosed May 2006 at age 50.  RRP performed 13 July 06.
PSA 5.7,  Gleason 3+4=7, Staged T2C, Cancer confined to prostate.
His father diagnosed at age 62 and is currently a 13 year survivor!


LovingWife
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Date Joined Jun 2006
Total Posts : 32
   Posted 10/15/2006 9:58 AM (GMT -7)   
HI Letty,
 
My husband has similar situation as yours. His RRP was in June. He still does not get a good signal of when to urinate. He says when he does feel something that it's more of a tingle than the pressure sensation he was used to. For that reason, he does try to go every so often just to be on the safe side. He usually goes thru a pad per day now. (He had total incontinence for the first 6 weeks so he's not complaining at this point.)
 
I hope your hubby continues to improve.
 
L.W.

Letty
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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 80
   Posted 10/16/2006 9:55 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi L.W.

Just wanted to thank you for your reply.  Its always nice to know we are not alone in dealing with PC and all the other things that go along with it.  I talked to another guy that lives by me and went through this same thing a few years ago.  He said he does get a feeling/signal but that it is different, perhaps the tingling sensation your husband describes.  One pad a day sounds great at this point!  We'll get there.

Thanks again and best wishes to you and yours,


Letty,
 
Husband diagnosed May 2006 at age 50.  RRP performed 13 July 06.
PSA 5.7,  Gleason 3+4=7, Staged T2C, Cancer confined to prostate.
His father diagnosed at age 62 and is currently a 13 year survivor!

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