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Birdland
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Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted 11/6/2006 10:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Somebody may have mentioned this already but after a little leakage around my pad, I had to go home and change. Looking for a better solution, i tried a pair of old bicycle pants, the spandex  kind(with out any gel padding.) They are doing a great job of keeping my pad in place. I'm using them instead of undwerwear. Of course I have to let poor Willy and the Twins out occasionally for some air but that aside...they work well ( the pants, not Willie and the Twins)
 
Birdland

shepla
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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 102
   Posted 11/6/2006 11:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Birdland, Great sense of Humor With an outlook like that you know you will do well. I laughed out loud!Shepla

dawgfan
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   Posted 11/6/2006 11:42 AM (GMT -7)   

Thanks for the advise. It's my first day back at work and I brought "supplies" including an extra pair of briefs just in case. In the week since I got rid of Foley, I've had a couple of instances where the briefs got wet due to "aim" I suppose. That will not be a good thing to happen at the office. I'll try some compression shorts Tuesday.

I guess all of us have had the same experience regarding the need for pads. I've been alright from the day I got the cath out while laying down. Sitting down has gotten better as well and is almost as good now as prone. Once I stand and during my walks - I still leak and cannot tell it's coming. Unless my bladder if full (like after a beer while watching a movie on the couch) I can't tell I need to go. How long is it taking everyone else to "get the feeling"?


Diagnosed 8/24/06 at age 48
Gleason 6
PSA 3.32
daVinci performed 10/20/06


56pontiac
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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 11/6/2006 12:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I laughed at the let Willie and the Twins out for fresh air funneeeee! They sure do get smushed up when they are tightly held. I am almost a 100% dry don't leak or dribble, only if I sneeze or have some booze and I get a little loose. I did wear whitey tighties and a pad to the football game Saturday, just in case I couldn't get to the bathroom. I stayed 100% dry no drips runs or errors even going up and down the stadium stairs. Have any of you guys had a phantom feeling of pissing yourself sort of an involuntary reaction and then find out it was just a twinge or nerve or I don't know what. I get these phantom "twinges' sometimes and think I am peeing but I'm not. 

M. Kat
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   Posted 11/6/2006 12:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Birdland,

it's so good to hear from you! I'm glad you are doing well. what a funny comment about willie and the twins! you gotta have a sense of humor to deal with all of this.

kat
Husband Jeff 56 years old
diagnosed July 27, 2006
PSA 6.5
2 positive areas in biopsy, Gleason 3+3=6
Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy August 30, 2006
pathology report - all clear - cancer gone
1st post-surgery PSA test 0.1
no more pads Oct 12, 2006


Swimom
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   Posted 11/6/2006 2:43 PM (GMT -7)   
OOOOO men in spandex!!!!!!

Wicket
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   Posted 11/6/2006 4:57 PM (GMT -7)   
tongue  at Bird's Willie and the twins and Swim's men in spandex!!  It's good that we call all laugh at this once in a while!!
Ellen
 
Curtis, 63, Diagnosed Aug 21, 2006
T1C
Gleason 3+3=6, 3+4=7
PSA 4.10
Bone Scan Negative!!
 
DiVinci surgery done Oct 3, 2006
Catheter out Oct 11, 2006
After surgery T2C and cancer found on both sifes instead of just one.
Pathology report came back clean!!!


bluebird
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   Posted 11/7/2006 1:10 PM (GMT -7)   

Birdland…………..  What a riot!!!  tongue Giggle, tongue   Giggle, 

 

Goodness we’ll be hearing from Shepla and 56Pontiac with a new song!!!

Willie and The Twins in Spandex…

 

You guys are so special….. with your since of humor and your positive attitudes….

 

Thank you for being you!!!!!

 

Now can we all fingure out which tune this will go well with????

 

Take care :)  Lee & Buddy

 

Hey Birdland............. Glad to see your posting.... Hope things are going smoothly for you.

 

:)

 


mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… 53 on surgery day

RRP April 3, 2006   PSA 4.6 Gleason  3+3=6  T2a   Confined to Prostate

June 29th PSA Less than 0.1 Non-detectable


JayMan56
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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 61
   Posted 11/7/2006 1:58 PM (GMT -7)   
tongue  For someone who is looking at his surgery down the road, this information is precious!! Thanks everyone.... I hate surprises and this info keeps me ahead of the learning curve. I'm heading out and buying sweatpants!!! yeah Jay
  • 56 year old male, divorced
  • Diagnosed: 10/12/06
  • Two of twelve samples contained malignent cells, Gleasons: 3+3=6, 3+4=7
  • Last PSA as of 11/5/06: 2.3
  • Scheduled a DaVinci Robotic procedure for Feb 6th
  • In control, but partially terrified about the future
  • Click (or paste) this link to watch the DaVinci Procedure: http://www.or-live.com/ShawneeMission/1664/event/webcast.cfm?


Swimom
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   Posted 11/7/2006 2:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Willy and the Twins in spandex? Okay, now I just got a vision of Willy Nelson in bike shorts and that isn't a picture I ever want to think about again!

Wicket
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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 316
   Posted 1/26/2007 3:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,
If anyone is still trying to keep the pad in place I'll tell you what Curtis did.  I bought him some of those boxer/briefs...briefs with longer legs on them, but he still had trouble keeping the pad in place when he'd sit down.  So he got a diaper pin and started pinning the front of the pad where he wanted it to the briefs and it worked great.  When he sat down the pad stayed in place.

Ellen
 
Curtis, 63, Diagnosed Aug 21, 2006
T1C
Gleason 3+3=6, 3+4=7
PSA 4.10
Bone Scan Negative!!
 
DiVinci surgery done Oct 3, 2006
Catheter out Oct 11, 2006
After surgery T2C and cancer found on both sides instead of just one.
Pathology report came back clean!!!
 
First PSA test came back undetectable on December 7, 2006!!!!
 
Going PADLESS January 15, 2007


bluebird
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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 1/26/2007 5:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Good News Ellen & Curtis on being...pad free.....
And a good posting too. 
I'm kinda glad this is back on page 1.... it made me giggle all over again!!! tongue
 

mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina

Link to our personal journey…>>>     Our Journey ~ Sharing is Caring 

April 3, 2006  53 on surgery day

RRP / Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy with "wide excision"

PSA 4.6   Gleason  3+3=6    T2a   Confined to Prostate

June 29th ~ PSA Less than 0.1 Non-detectable


two-of-us
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 13
   Posted 1/26/2007 6:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I use Mens Guards (whatever brand I can find cheap), then cut them in half. They have an adhesive strip on the back which holds them in place. The most comfortable (if you can call it that) way to get protection for the occasional leak, at least for me. Be sure to put them in with the cut edge up... They will sometimes lose some of the insides. I can wear one pad all day, sometimes it's totally dry -other times "some spots"...

I have always worn "jockey" underwear , so holding the pad in place is a non issue.

R
7-11-06: PSA Jumps from 2.7 in 2005 to 6
09-06-06: TRUS Gleason 4+5, staged T3
09-21-06: Consults in Austin with Neurologist and Oncologist
10-19-06: RPT in Austin
10-21-06: Discharged- post surgery Pathology 4+9 Gleason, T3B,Penetrated Seminal Vesicles and soft tissue, no lympth node involvement positive margins
10-30-06: Catheter Out
11-09-06: Total Body Bone Scan (normal)
11-30-06: PSA <.1
12-07-06: Oncologist treatment begins in Austin
Began Chemo (Taxotere)
Began Hormone Therapy (Lupron IM, Casodex) Two year program
12-10-06: Basically Continent

Radiation to begin around 3-1-2007

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