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Bob116
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 15
   Posted 6/17/2007 5:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello to all,
 
I just wanted to post an update of my journey post RRP.
Since I went back to work on Apr 9th things certainly changed. My job requires lifting and a lot of walking on concrete floors.
 
 My leaking at first increased which I expected but has since gotten a lot better. I was doing my kegels as often as possible but the leaking increased with the more I did. So I cut back and things got better. I went padless last week with only a few drops exiting 3 times while lifting.
 
Erections have become less frequent and although at times I am able to stimulate to one, it doesnt stay strong enough for intercourse. I'm on Cialis 10 mg but dont see much change. My spouse is very understanding and supportive but at times if gets frustrating.
 
I do have a question concerning kegel's. Normally muscles get tired at times of exercise. Does this also happen with the external sphincter? Since I have been not using pads would it be wise to discontinue the exercises? 
 
Thanks
Bob 
 
 
Diagnosed 12/14/06
Age: 54
Gleason 6
PCA - Positive
PSA 5.3
Biopsy 3 of 12 positive
T1C
Right Lat Mid - Gleason 3 + 3 = 6 - 4% of specimen
Right Lat Base - Gleason 3 + 3 = 6 - 5% of specimen
Left Base - Gleason 3+ 3 = 6 - 5% of specimen
RRP 2/20/2007
Back to work - 4/9/2007
PSA 5/22/07 Undetectable (less than 0.1)
 


spinbiscuit
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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 818
   Posted 6/17/2007 10:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Bob116,

Glad to hear that you are now DRY! That is good news. Sorry I don't have an answer for you on the continuation of the Kegels, but Swimom or Bluebird might be able to help with suggestions. Anway I hope you continue to have a smooth recovery.

Glen
Diagnosed at age 60
PSA went from 2.2 to 3.8 in 14 months
2 of 14 cores positive at 10%
Gleason 6(3+3), negative DRE, neg. boundaries
DaVinci surgery on 02/23/06
 


lifeguyd
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 664
   Posted 6/18/2007 7:47 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Bob

My urologist suggested that I continue doing kegals.  He said that the regular routine might not be necessary, but occasionally using those muscles "reminds" us what it feels like to maintain long term control.  That's what I have done.  I still squirt under stress ocassionally (a mighty lunge on the 9th tee), but do not worry about pads or normal movement. We are still struggling with ED.


 
Biopsy 10/16/06
T2A,  PSA 4.7
Gleason 4+4=8 right side
adrenocarcinoma of prostate
DaVinci Surgery 01/16/07
Post op report,confirms Gleason4+4=8
no extra extension/invasion identified
age 65
Back on the golf course...
90 day PSA  less than 0.01 (undetectable)
 
 


bluebird
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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 6/18/2007 7:55 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi ~ Bob,

 

Several threads on Kegels…. Check out the Helpful Hints thread… also thought I’d add this for you too!.

 

Excerpt from Dr. Patrick C. Walsh’s “Guide to Surviving Prostate Cancer

Exercises you can do: Next, every time you urinate, do it standing up.  You can’t practice the following exercises, which strengthen the external sphincter and speed up your recovery of urinary control, while you’re sitting down.  Start your stream, and once it’s in full force, stop the stream by contracting the muscles in our buttocks – not your abdominal muscles, not the muscle “up in front” around the penis.  Tighten your buttocks; imagine you’re trying to hold a quarter between your cheeks.  Hold the urine back for five or ten seconds, and repeat as many times as you can. 

 

Note: Only perform these exercises when you’re urinating; if you keep contracting these muscles throughout the day, you’ll overdo it—the sphincter tires easily—and you’ll end up wetter than you would otherwise.

 

Take care,  Lee & Buddy

 

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Bob116
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 15
   Posted 6/20/2007 6:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the help
Bob
Diagnosed 12/14/06
Age: 54
Gleason 6
PCA - Positive
PSA 5.3
Biopsy 3 of 12 positive
T1C
Right Lat Mid - Gleason 3 + 3 = 6 - 4% of specimen
Right Lat Base - Gleason 3 + 3 = 6 - 5% of specimen
Left Base - Gleason 3+ 3 = 6 - 5% of specimen
RRP 2/20/2007
Back to work - 4/9/2007
PSA 5/22/07 Undetectable (less than 0.1)
 

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