What a relief for you! My husband was so relieved to get that thing out, he was like a new man! I can't blame him, or you or any of you guys. Just revel in your new found freedom for a while. The continence will soon follow!
Tamu - My husband's foley was held in place with a velcro strap the hospital supplied but when he showered, he too used a sweat band to hold Mr. Foley in place because he didn't want to get the regular strap wet. Funny what we can come up with to improvise sometimes. The sweat band worked well so maybe others who are reading this thread and are using tape can benefit with this info!
As for the colonoscopy, our release papers said not to put anything in the rectum, such as an enama for constipation or a tube for a colonoscopy, because the prostate is so close to the bowel and when removing the prostate it may thin the bowel wall a bit and also it looses the support against it from the prostate making it more vulnerable and may be easily punctured right after surgery.
Best wishes to all,
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!