Posted 8/29/2007 3:32 PM (GMT -7)
Sorry I haven't been around much the past two weeks, we've got a passel of health related issues going on in my household between my wife and her mother.
To my topic: After RRP surgery on May 1, I hoped the incontinence would slow down and end quickly.....wrong! I got down to the one pad per day level fairly quickly, but still would drip without warning and without pattern. Talked with my doctor at 3 month check-up, he said to be patient, I was still healing.
My four month date is hitting on Sept 1, and I just realized yesterday that my pads have been dry the past two days and I can't remember any drips for the past 2-3 days. I am so in awe of the human body and its ability to heal!
My reason for writing: I know we all want quick results, and want to have the quick recovery that have graced others on this Board. If you are having incontinence issues, do your exercises, talk with your doctor and hang in there! Healing is different for everyone.
Thanks to everyone for the support and prayers they've given to other members on this site.
PSA: 4.1 (first test) 4.2 (second test)
Gleason: 6, cancer found in both sections of prostate
Surgery: Open RP on 5/1/07
Pathology: All contined with the gland, no spread
Catheter out: 5/15/07
Incontinence: at 10 weeks to one pad per day
ED: slowly getting better
First Post-Surgery PSA: 8/6/07 Results <.01 !!
Spread the word to men you know or meet: See your doctor. Have a PSA test early.