I guess I overdid it yesterday. My surgeon wanted me to do 100 kegels/day starting two days after the catheter was out. I never got that high, count-wise, in the first week after the cath was out. Usually somewhere around 60-80.
Yesterday I hit the kegels hard with about 4 solid sets of 25 kegels.
Today I feel "tired" down there and am leaking a lot. My wife has been concerned that I was overdoing it. And so I probably did yesterday.
But what, really, is happening, physiologically? What does a setback really mean? Muscles are tired? Actual loss of tone? Damage? I guess I have trouble visualizing all of this. I mean, if I had been doing pushups I suppose I could have reached a point where I could not do another pushup, and then the next day my arm muscles would have been tired...hmmm. That fatigue could even last into a second day, I guess.
So, should I be doing any kegels today? Or just lay off totally?
PSA 3.76, Gleason 6, T1c, scans negative
psa doubling time 35 months
Da vinci robotic surgery May 31, 2007,
Clear margins, clean pathology report
Catheter out at 4 days.
Dribbling like a basketball star
At 10 days out, dry all night, most of the morning.
Walking 2-5 miles per day.
Down to about 4 pads/ day.