Walking with Mr. Foley

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dawgfan
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   Posted 10/22/2006 3:45 PM (GMT -7)   
How many of you did a lot of walking with our buddy strapped on? My leg band came loose today and I had to return home due to soreness. We soon found out what was causing the discomfort and fixed it, but ouch! Do you think we should limit the walking until the catheter is removed, then pick up the distance and frequency?
Diagnosed 8/24/06 at age 48
Gleason 6
PSA 3.32
daVinci performed 10/20/06


bluebird
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   Posted 10/22/2006 4:13 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Dawgfan…..Not in our opinion!  Again…. This is a personal decision….

 

Buddy walked a.m. , noon, & p.m.  And we really feel this was a big reason he had such positive results in urinary control.  He really put on some miles.   And we had no problems with Mr. Foley aka Hang  cool

 

We took the extra time to heal in my opinion.  We did not venture off the creek!!   We stayed home and let Mr. Foley do his thing…allowing the surgery site… to heal inside and outside.

 

He carried the big bag the whole time.  The only time we strapped on the leg bag was when we had his doctor’s appointment to remove the staples.

 

Again ~ personal choices……. J

 

Glad to know you are out and about!!!!  You are in our thoughts and prayers!

Take care friend…. Lee & Buddy


mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy 53
RRP April 3, 2006   PSA 4.6 Gleason 3+3=6 T2a   Confined to Prostate
June 29th PSA Less than 0.1 Non-detectable  :)


Letty
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   Posted 10/22/2006 4:25 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Dawgfan,

My husband Gordon also walked morning, noon and night.  At first he carried his foley but then got on to the leg strap and used that during the day and the bigger one at night.  I agree that walking helps on all levels, the urinary control, helping to get the system going again and also it is good mentally to get out and get some fresh air.  Just start out slow and go a little farther each time as tolerated.

Sending you positive thoughts and hopes for a speedy recovery.

 



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!


56pontiac
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   Posted 10/22/2006 5:08 PM (GMT -7)   

Just don't over do it. Take all the time you need to heal. I have kept the big bag hooked up instead of unhooking and using the little bag. Didn't want to risk an infection from changing. You can put the big bag in gym type bag and hike all over the place. You will get real good at it and then before you know it out she comes. Mine comes out tomorrow. Glad to hear you are doing so well.

 


Wicket
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   Posted 10/22/2006 7:40 PM (GMT -7)   
56 Pontiac,
Curtis walked with the catheter in, but only in the house, out in the back yard and in the garage just to get exercise.  He did that 3 or 4 times a day...then when the catheter was out he started walking twice a day around the neighborhood.

Ellen
 
 
Curtis, 63,  Diagnosed Aug 21, 2006
T1C
Gleason 3+3=6, 3+4=7
PSA 4.10
Bone Scan Negative!!
DiVinci surgery done on October 3rd, 2006
Catheter out October, 11, 2006
After surgery T2C and cancer found on both sides instead of just one side.
Pathology report came back clean!!!


GreenAcres
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   Posted 10/23/2006 4:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Dawg. We did a second "taping" with first aid tape just below the sticky strap and also did a little Velcro work around the tubing that goes with the strap. Just to be extra secure. That was husband's biggest worry post-op - the dang catheter popping out.
Husband age 65
PSA on 5/1: 4.2 (doubled in 13 mos.; up to 4.3 on 6/1)
DaVinci Surgery 8/2/06
T2a (at biopsy)
T4c (at pathology) w/cancer cell leakage into fatty tissue
Post-Surgical PSA on 10/3/06 - undetectable!
Future: PSA tests twice-yearly


spinbiscuit
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   Posted 10/23/2006 7:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Dawgfan,

I am a big believer in walking to heal, but everyone is going to be slightly different. So just use a little caution, and don't try to do too much at first. Your body just went through a bit of trauma, and needs some time to heal. I unfortunately know the penalty for post-op activities that are too strenuous, and would recommend avoiding them if possible.

Good luck,

Glen

Swimom
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   Posted 10/23/2006 8:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Dawg,
You're 48 years old. If you walked routinely before surgery you should be able to walk after. I was on the tread the within -2 days after surgery at a normal walking pace for 10 minutes and went from there. The only difference is you have a tag along. The human body has a way of knowing its limits but our mind doesn't always listen.
Paul

Wicket
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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 316
   Posted 10/23/2006 3:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Glen,
You are my poster boy for what not to do...Whenever I think Curtis is going to over do it I remind him of you and what happened to you and that gets him back on the couch watching the world series!!  yeah tongue
Ellen
 
 
Curtis, 63,  Diagnosed Aug 21, 2006
T1C
Gleason 3+3=6, 3+4=7
PSA 4.10
Bone Scan Negative!!
DiVinci surgery done on October 3rd, 2006
Catheter out October, 11, 2006
After surgery T2C and cancer found on both sides instead of just one side.
Pathology report came back clean!!!


spinbiscuit
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   Posted 10/23/2006 5:01 PM (GMT -7)   

Yes Ellen,

And if he is not affraid of pain tell him it's about $3-5 thousand a side to fix hernias. That does not include lost time from work if it applies.

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