Entering/Exiting Vehicles and Leakage

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   Posted 2/2/2007 2:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Quote from 'Tamu update' thread:
"It is funny but about the only time I do leak some is when I slide out of my SUV. I was at my urologist's office today and was told that this appears to be a common occurance but they do not know why."
I had to show my wife the statement because I have been saying this for months. When I get in or out of our Trailblazer I have a potential problem. I do not know what it is about that particular movement, but it does promote leakage. Perhaps it's the raising of a leg and lateral movement at the same time that is a magic combination.
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   Posted 2/2/2007 3:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Dawgfan,

Yeah, I had that happen a few times. I just had to remember to squeeze first then move. The new plumbing arrangement had me confused for a while because things felt different. After the soreness from surgery went away, I could feel the change. (My "bladder full" light seemed to be stuck "on".) I found that remembering to squeeze before any sudden movement, cough or sneeze helped a lot.

See ya...

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RRP 12/7/06. Nerves and nodes okay.
Pathological stage: T2B. Gleason 3+4. Cancer confined to prostate.
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   Posted 2/2/2007 7:31 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi ~ Dawgfan & Biker90,


Here’s what I think is going on….


The sphincter muscle is being pressed on…. as you slide out of the vehicles… kind of like those little “old fashion” coin purses where you pinch the sides and it opens….


Time your kegel exercise for this moment….perfect ~ Bill…   yeah  


It truly amazes us when we read postings that some members have gone back to riding bikes, etc….  Not us!!!  We are going to protect this little guy with everything in our powers.  If it means no bikes… no horseback riding… Not A Problem… we can sure live without those!!!   Again ~ this is strictly a Personal Choice  tongue


I know there’s a bike seat with an opening ~ which is the only way to go if you’re going to ride!!!  Protect your sphincter muscle at all cost!!!!  


In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy

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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 2/2/2007 8:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I occasionally have the leak when entering/exiting a car (no SUV here), and sometimes sitting down and getting up in general.
Prostate cancer diagnosed:  May 15, 2006 (age 40)
Gleason score:  3+3=6
daVinci radical prostatectomy:  July 25, 2006
size of tumor:  approx 1.1 inches
post-surgery Gleason score:  3+4=7; negative margins from surgery
number of pads/day at 3 months after surgery:  3 to 5
number of pads/day at 4 months after surgery:  1 to 2
first post-surgery PSA:  0
ongoing post-surgery treatment:  Cialis every other day, Viagra "on-demand", ErecAid pump daily Cialis every other day, ErecAid pump twice daily (when I can manage it)

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   Posted 2/2/2007 9:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Gee Dawg,

I guess you won't be doing the Captain Morgan any time soon. I just had to say that ;>) You described the latest booze commercial so perfectly...LOL!

Really though..try a holding a kegel , before lifting your leg to swing into the vehicle. It's kind of a natural movement for women. Now you watch. Every female in here is going to pay attention the next time you all get into a car :>)
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