Thanks Cedar. Appreciate your comments. I seem to have a drought of advice from the pros but can always count on you. Your advice sounds sound. That band scares me badly and I may just forget it altogether and do the pump as you sugested.
I had your email address at one time, but lost it in the move and I have a different one, too, but I don't want to communicate too much on this open forum, but I don't know how to get back in touch with you either.
Anyway, I am impressed with my new urologist. At the very least, he does not mind talking and explaining. At the most he gave some verfy sound advice post surgery. I am anxious about my incontinence, but have adjusted somewhat to it, even though I see no improvement. My doctor says it may just one day stop almost suddenly. I certainly hope so. Congratulations you you becoming dry. I am almost jealous, since we are just two days apart post surgery, but you are quite a bit younger than I. So it will just take me a little longer...but it will happen... surely!
Again, thanks much.
First biopsy 07/05;
Diagnosed: "Suspicious looking cells". Dr. says wait and watch.
Second biopsy: 12/27/06
Diagnosed cancer: 01/24/07
Gleason Grade: 3+3=6
Radical Open Nerve-sparing Prostatetomy: 02-14-07
Cancer confined to prostate
Pathology Stage of cancer: T2c
First Post-Op PSA on 04-18-07: 0.011
Bleeding problem at 6 weeks post surgery...No resolution despite several trips to surgeon, antibiotic treatment.
05/31/07: Cystoscope reveals "stone", due to "Stricture" (narrowing of uretha at prostate removal site).
06/12/07: Procedure to remove stone & dilate uretha at stricture: Successful procedure, but is most likely a temporary fix, and incontinence continues.