Kegel exerciese best course to gaining control

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   Posted 11/25/2006 12:21 PM (GMT -6)   
The KEGEL exercises and results prior to the operation are getting me a little concerned.  I do them, but it is difficult to know you are doing them correctly and getting the best results.  Considering I have a day and a half before the operation it may be a small point.  Can you build the kegel muscles after the operation?
What is the best thing to do after the operation to gain control.

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   Posted 11/25/2006 12:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there JJK!

The most important time to do the Kegel exercises is after surgery (especially once the catheter is removed). Someone in here said he imagined he was pulling water up through a straw (the straw being his penis) and boy that's exactly what it feels like!! I thought it was the best description we'd heard.

The prior to surgery is mainly for practice and getting that particular muscle in shape for what's to come, but it's the after surgery kegels that will get you to continence quicker.

Good luck on your surgery and please stay with us and keep us updated and ask any questions you need!

;o) Linda & Bob

Bob (60) had laproscopic prostate surgery on Sept 27, 2006 - 2/12 malignant biopsy samples - gleason 3 + 3 = 6.  Follow up PSA results and pathology results received Nov 14th are NO MORE CANCER!  Gleason changed to a 3 + 4; cancer completely confined to prostate; (even a second more agressive, previously undetected cancer)      PSA UNDETECTABLE.
Bob also takes Hydroxyurea to control Polycythemia (elevated red & white cells & platelets) has secondary condition . . Myelofibrosis) -- If anyone has experience or knowledge of these, please post us.

Post Edited (lawink) : 11/25/2006 12:09:40 PM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 11/25/2006 1:15 PM (GMT -6)   

Start walking as soon as yo can even if you gush when standing.  If you have to start with a few laps around the house if you can't get outside.  Yeah, the family will look at you like your crazy when you keep circling round and round...hehehhe.

When I finally started walking my control improved quickly.

Good Luck with your recovery.

    PSA 5.7 - Discovered during Annual Physical with Family Practice Dr.
    Gleason 7
    Biopsy - 3 of 12 positive (up to 75%) all on left side of prostate
    RRP on Oct, 17 - Nerves on right side saved.
    All Lab's clear.  No Cancer outside prostate
    Cathiter in for 3 weeks due to complications in healing. Removed Nov, 9
    Next Dr. Appt and first Post op PSA on Dec, 11

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   Posted 11/25/2006 3:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I also read that if your penis bobs up and down when you tighten the muscles you're using the right since I don't have one of those things I can only go by what I read, but Curtis said his did so guess he was doing it right. tongue
Curtis, 63, Diagnosed Aug 21, 2006
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!!!

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   Posted 11/25/2006 8:45 PM (GMT -6)   



I’m posting on your new thread:  The BIG Operation is Monday the 275h –Tips for coming home.


Hope you found this Thread titled: Kegel Help?  Started by kw…. It’s on page 2 as of right now…. It has great info about kegels…  Doing them before surgery gets the sphincter muscle ready to do a new big job because he’s never had to work before.  Since you’ve not done them…. before surgery…start immediately after the catheter is removed….  You have to train this guy and the sooner he knows what his job is…. The sooner you will be continent.  It takes time and everyone is different in his timeframe for being completely continent.  So don’t be alarmed if you have leakage… expect it ….


Take care and know we’ll be waiting to hear from you!!  In Friendship ~ 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

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