Posted 4/21/2007 11:31 AM (GMT -7)
I found that doing them while urinating post-surgery was fine.
I would treat the kegels like any other exercise. If you bench press 200 pounds normally, don't jump to 300 tomorrow... work your way up to it, and see what you can handle. I think your body will respond in a way that you know what is too much.
I did/do them when I think about it, so it varies. I more actively did it immediately after surgery, of course. Now I have some stress incontinence, so once in awhile if I think about it, I do some. The nice thing about doing it when urinating is that you can tell if you are doing it right, and I'm sure your subconcious brain records that info on some level.
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
number of pads/day at 6 months after surgery: 0 to 1
1st post-surgery PSA: 0 (Nov 2006)
2nd post-surgery PSA: 0 (Feb 2007)
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)