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Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted 11/14/2006 3:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Had two appointments today. The first dealt with Kegels. The nurse stuck some sensors to me. One to each cheek and a few more to my abdomen. A monitor displayed what looked like an EKG with two lines. The top registered as you did a Kegel and the bottom only registered if you did it wrong - using abdomenal muscles. She had me do the exercise a couple of times and the graphics indicated how well I did them. There's a real fine line between right and wrong here. I hope you can each try this because I have been doing them all wrong for months! Don't know if all offices offer this, but ask if you can.
On a lighter note, the doctor said, "that's the darndest thing I've ever seen" when I showed him my drain hole. It had been healing at a slower pace than anything else, then started expanding. It will be OK he says, but the look on his face was funny. It wasn't an "Oh crap" kind of bad thing, but more medically confounding to him.
Finally, when I told him about nighttime erections last week and our success at intercourse this past weekend, he said, "you had a hard-on all by yourself without drugs?". He seemed pleased, yet surprised since we had not had our ED appointment. He had me cancel the ED appointment in a couple of weeks and rescheduled to mid-January. He gave me a sample of Cialis and a script for more. I can't tell if he was more surprised at the "early" natural erection or tickled at his skill involving the nerve bundles! Either way...he's not as pleased as we are!
Hope all are well.
Diagnosed 8/24/06
Gleason 6
PSA 3.32
stage T1C
age 48
daVinci on 10/20/06
"Never miss a good chance to listen."

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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 11/14/2006 7:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Dawgfan,

Thanks for the update… Interesting about the sensors… I hope things progress more smoothly with your kegels now. And given time your drain hole will heal…

And keep “him” looking up!!!!

Take care to you both ~ Lee & Buddy

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

M. Kat
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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 11/15/2006 8:14 AM (GMT -6)   
it sounds like your appointment went well. that was interesting about the kegels and the sensors. now to let the drain hole heal. keep "up" the good work!! we're jealous!! 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

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