Keeping you extra close in our thoughts and prayers as you go in on Monday for your PSA….
Buddy had a great recovery with urinary continence and we attribute it to no caffeine intake.
After the catheter is removed….
Excerpt from Dr. Patrick C. Walsh’s “Guide to Surviving Prostate Cancer
> Until your urinary control has returned to an acceptable level, don’t force fluids.
>Once the catheter is out, you’ve got to slow the pace considerably. Avoid drinking excessive amounts of fluids, and stay away from caffeine in all forms---coffee, tea, even soft drinks. Caffeine, especially, is a powerful pharmacological agent that increases the frequency and urgency with which you need to urinate.
Also ~ make sure you’re doing your kegels and walking stairs when possible.
I think everybody's body is different....... so figuring out what's best ~ is trial and error for sure. Glad we can pull from all the postings and see what fits in our path.
Take care and let us know how things go once you have a few days without the caffeine or at least not quite the 20 oz
In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy
mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… 53 on surgery day
RRP / Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy with "wide excision"
April 3, 2006 PSA 4.6 Gleason 3+3=6 T2a
Confined to Prostate June 29th ~ PSA Less than 0.1 Non-detectable