I am 10 weeks post-op and in just the last couple of weeks I have about
the same sensations when I have to pee as before surgery. For a while, my bladder seemed to have a diminished capacity and I think it was due to the swelling from the
open surgery. I went about
a dozen times a day and about
4 or 5 times at night. Now I am back to normal as far as the urge to go is concerned and I get up at night maybe once every other night.
After surgery I had to really pay attention to the different feeling that the new plumbing sent my brain. It seemed like my "bladder full" light was stuck on. After a little while, I bagan to distinguish between the sensation from the surgery and the actual signal from my bladder. It was really strange until it sorted itself out.
Like everybody says, it just takes time...
Age 72. Diagnosed 11/03/06. PSA 7.05. Stage T2B Gleason 3+3.
RRP 12/7/06. Nerves and nodes okay.
Pathological stage: T2B. Gleason 3+4. Cancer confined to prostate.
PSA on 1/3/07 - 0.04. Next PSA on 4/4/07.
"Patience is a virtue - especially when dealing with the effects of PCa."