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Tinker
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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 2/17/2007 8:32 PM (GMT -7)   

Tiner is still needing your help.....

My Dad had surgery 10 weeks ago and this has been such an ordeal for our family.  He used to get up 3-4 times a night before surgery, and now it is 4-5 times a night after the surgery.  It was interesting to read that this is normal for some.  He has gone back many times to the doctor and they gave him catheters to use himself to releave the pressure that was built up.  Then after weeks of that and not leaving the house, he went back and for a routine appt.  they rushed him into surgery to go back in and snip tissue so he could urinate without the help of the catheter.  Now he wears diapers and he has NNNNOOOOO control.  He has to sit on pads and won't leave the house.  It has been weeks and my poor Mom is so upset.  I called his doc and he said this is normal and he could give my Dad some bladder control pills.  Has anyone taken these?

I think time will be the key, but he is sure getting run down waiting to not wear a diaper.  Some people say he needs to get him mind off of this.  I think he needs to do the kegel excersises for he will never learn how to control this. Any suggestions?

Thanks for helping the big Marine,

Tinker


bluebird
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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 2/17/2007 11:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Tinker,
Did you ever go back and check your previous thread?
Just wondering.
Lee

mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina

Link to our personal journey…>>>     Our Journey ~ Sharing is Caring 

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

2nd PSA 02-06-2007 Less than 0.1 Non-Detectable :)


bluebird
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   Posted 2/17/2007 11:26 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi ~ Tinker,

 

You responded to the Helpful Hints page because you saw Bluebird's name listed there. 

You can go in and delete it.

 

You can stay right here….just click on the Post Reply button on this page and reply back to the person who's talking to you.  You don't have to go look for their name somewhere else.

 

I'm glad we found the chat room and I'm looking up some information and will get back to you here.  Okay!!

 

Raheeb replied to your previous thread… After the surgery 

You can talk to him on that Thread.  When you see his posting just click on the reply button on that thread (page).

 

Your dad needs to get moving…. Walking, kegels, and stairs.  Post the information above the toilet…. So he sees it every time he goes to the bathroom.

 

Also ~ print out the kegel information…. He needs to find something that works for him.

 

(direct link ~ just click on the title!  Reminder to click on the REFRESH icon once there)

Kegel Help?                                                                 kw

 Kegels - to pee or not to pee?

pianoman

 

                                                                     

 

**Urinary continence: The return of urinary control:
  

I posted a sign in the bathroom…

 

**Phase One is when you can remain dry when lying down.

 

**Phase Two is when you’re dry when you’re walking around.

 

**If you can walk to the bathroom and not urinate until you get there, that’s a GREAT SIGN!!!… it means that the sphincter is intact.

 

**Phase Three, you are dry when you stand up (using muscles that put pressure on the sphincter) after sitting.

 

**Remember, the recovery of urinary control is a slow process.

 

The most important thing you can do during this time is not to get discouraged.


mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina

Link to our personal journey…>>>     Our Journey ~ Sharing is Caring 

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

2nd PSA 02-06-2007 Less than 0.1 Non-Detectable :)

Post Edited (bluebird) : 2/17/2007 11:28:30 PM (GMT-7)


biker90
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   Posted 2/17/2007 11:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Tinker,

Sorry I butted in on your chat with Bluebird. I won't do that anymore...

Jim
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."


bluebird
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Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 2/17/2007 11:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Biker and Everyone Else who reads this...

It is an open chat room and unless it is a specific topic set up it's open to anyone. I still don't have the answers she was looking for ... We were testing it to make sure we could do it!!! That's the first time I've gone into a chat room... and wasn't sure I could do it. I got some info together for her after we all signed off.

Please ~ none of us are to feel bad about entering the chat room!!! That's what it's all about.

:) In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy

mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina

Link to our personal journey…>>>     Our Journey ~ Sharing is Caring 

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

2nd PSA 02-06-2007 Less than 0.1 Non-Detectable :)

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