Hi ~ Mal,
It is really important for you to get your sphincter muscle ready to do a job it’s never had to do before. Are you doing kegels??? If not ~ it would be very beneficial for you to do so. Also ~ if you have stairs… start taking them as part of your exercise routine. All of this will help when you step onto the healing/recovery stepping-stone. There are several threads on Kegels (a few listed below)
(Direct Link ~ just click on the title below and a new window will open!
Reminder … click on the REFRESH icon once you get there)
click on…> Prostate Cancer Resources, Helpful Hints, and Topic Thread Links Scroll to the 5th posting….. for Direct Links to a few easy access threads… and continue looking throughout the forum for more.
No ~ we’re not happy that you’ve had to stay with us…. BUT ~ you truly couldn’t be in a better place…. Traveling with friends who have been on the same stepping-stones and can help you along makes for a much smoother journey. Thank you for allowing us to walk with you.
Yep…. You best get everything in order. You do not want to be lifting afterwards or you’ll end up with a hernia and that surgery seems harder on some folks. So ~ please get prepared. Your body is healing from the invasion to the prostate through the biopsy ~ so take heed in any strenuous activity up to surgery also…
Buddy & I invite you to visit our personal thread listed in our signature below. We hope at least 1 thing we've shared can help you along your path...
Keeping you extra close in thoughts and prayers as you move forward.
In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy
Helping to keep Mal’s *maldugs Journey together:
as it gets closer
here we go?
mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina
J We invite you to visit our personal thread: Click Here: “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 :)