Partial Quote from Hawkfan…
I've read a couple of postings indicating that you can do too much of the kegals after the catheder is removed. Does anybody know why?
In response to your question above...
What happens when you get tired?? You don’t function 100% and the same goes for this little muscle that is new to the working world!! When he gets tired… he’s not going to work 100%.
The skill of the surgeon is sooooo important! And your commitment to getting this little guy in shape for his new job
is equally important!
Let me know if the following is the same for robotic surgery….. but I’m thinking it must be!
An **excerpt from Dr. Walsh’s Guide to Surviving Prostate Cancer
**Men are equipped with three separate anatomical structures that control urine – a sphincter at the bladder neck, the prostate itself, and the external sphincter. Radical Prostatectomy knocks out two of these—the sphincter at the bladder neck and, of course, the prostate—leaving only the external sphincter to do the work of three.
**Because of the powerful structures upstream, this (external sphincter) is never tested or even used much in most men….
In any case…. get the little guy ready before surgery day… !! This is why the exercises (kegels, walking, stairs) are soooooooo important to strengthen this little muscle before surgery. So ~ when it’s time for him to kick in and start working…. He will be ready!
The main thing our urologist told us is to “not overwork him”!!!
Sounds like you've taken each stone and traversed them with such a positive attitude that you will be on the BIG Stone before you know it and then on to the recover/healing stone.
Please….Confirm your surgery date …. Is it the 19th??? I see in a few postings a different date.
Our thoughts are with you and will remain with you!
In New Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy
mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina
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