Life after Foley, Encouragement to pre-op Guys

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Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted 10/26/2006 11:54 AM (GMT -6)   
 Congatulations to you Shepla. i'm a step behind you I think. My catheter came out Tuesday and that night I was pretty exhausted and despondant as I put on my didies to go to bed. By the next day and into today i'm feeling encouraged. I can stop my flow if I know it's there, problem is i don't always feel it and there's this driping feeling that stays with me. Well, I'm just going to keep doing the keggles and I'm going to give myself some time. Having the Foley out is a joy. I don't even want to think back on getting aroung and trying to sleep with that garden hose attached to me. HalelujaH!!!
Got a prescription for viagra which I'll try later on today. doc recommended the 3 nights at 25 mg and two at 100 mg (not back to back) No partner to help out but I'll see what I can do when I have the 100 mg nights. i have to get my e=yes checked anyway.
If anybody out there is Pre-Op, please have faith and be good to yourself. Reading other peoples postings have helped me tremendously. you absolutely will be fine. just take one step at a time.  I'm startiong to feel mushy. Better go do some kegels

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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 10/26/2006 12:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a really good way to keep up the encouragement when it feels like the dripping will go on forever. The pads come 52 in a package . . . .I noticed Bob used the entire first package in exactly 7 days so decided to keep mental track. . . .well it's now 14 days after beginning the second package of 52 and there's still 7 left to be used. So I told Bob and his eyes lit right up . . there IS light at the end of the tunnel. Now we're gonna see how long that THIRD package lasts!!!
Husband (Bob) had laproscopic prostate surgery on Sept 27, 2006 - 2/12 malignant biopsy samples - gleason 3 + 3 = 6.  Follow up PSA results and pathology results due Nov 14, 2006.
Also taking Hydroxyurea to control Polycythemia (elevated red & white cells & platlets) has secondary condition . . Myelofibrosis)

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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 10/26/2006 1:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Birdland , Its great to hear from you! Yea that night the cathater came out I was in no mood for anything but Relax. So I wear a pad now and when I get up or move or I don,t know almost anything I Drip But only go throgh a pad or 2 a day. Of course 1 for the night. I get up 3 or 4 times a night. I am doing Kegels and start and stop when I Pee. Don,t be afraid to tke things in your own hand.I did, no great invovement just a few rubs on the pad. They are soft and I did get some results. Then went back to sleep. Keep up the good work Shepla

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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 10/26/2006 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey there Birdland my Doc said use it or lose it. So whatever it takes. After all it is therapy and it is doctors orders, you have no choice but to kumply with doctors orders. We all know we won't go blind by now.  Understand the beauty of our procedure is we will leave no tell tale evidence. They won't be able to use the black light on the bedspread, couch, carpet, dining room table, couter tops, etc. and prove anything against us, no sir! It's like we were never there. The peeing and dribbling is definately better for me since the catheter came out three days ago. I'm waiting on the other even though I have felt some stirrings in the neighborhood. 
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