Incontinence - miracles do happen!

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wamba2000
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 25
   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.
Age: 56
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.


Cedar Chopper
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 432
   Posted 8/29/2007 3:48 PM (GMT -7)   

Wamba2k,

It is good to hear from you!
Congratulations on your fledging flight away from pads (and  PSA <.01 at 90 days!).

A lot of us (me included) seem resigned that we will be in pads forever at week 12 - and then sometime before week 16, just gain control, even when lifting, etc.

I am not sure those contemplating surgery and planning on being out of pads at week four (or sooner) will find this easy to believe, but we are truly blessed!

Keep in touch.

All my best thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

CCedar
ICTHUS!
AGAPE!



2 Years of PSA between 4 and 5.5  + Biopsy 23DEC06 
Only 5 percent cancer in one of 8 samples.  +  Gleeson 3+3=6
Radical Prostatectomy 16FEB07 at age 54.
1+" tumor - touching inside edge of gland.  + Confined:)
Pad Free @ 14 weeks.  Six Month PSA <.003  :)
At 6 months, ED treated with Pump Exercises & 50mg Viagra Daily
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IdahoSurvivor
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 8/29/2007 4:25 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks, wamba.

You truly give the rest of us "newbies" hope!

All the best,

Idaho


Age: 54
PSA: 4.3
Biopsy: T1c, 3+3=6, 2 pos. samples in one side of prostate
Da Vinci 31 Jul 2007: saved nerve bundle on side of non-cancerous side
Final pathology: Confined to prostate, T2a, 3+3=6
Working to get back into good shape
Waiting to take that first post-op PSA

bluebird
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   Posted 8/29/2007 4:45 PM (GMT -7)   

  tongue Wamba,

Thank you so much for this thread!!!

We are thrilled for you… and so appreciate the sharing of your update.  I just keyed in to your PSA score and Cedar did too!!!!! 

Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family as you work through other health issues.  Stay close when possible…  In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy

 

Posted on your original thread too!!!!!…  Another man's journey through cancer

 

1st   PSA…   !!!~~~>>>  Woo~Hoo  <<<~~~!!!  undetectable

 

Cause  for   celebration!!!!!  Definitely!!!     (Ribs, Wine, Ice cream à la mode)

What a wonderful day it is ~ each and every-day….   

Enjoy it to the fullest. 

Yippeeeee!!!!!! From  Lee & Buddy

*     *     *     *     *     *

The ultimate “goal”… we all strive for… Thank you for sharing ~ that your goal has been met….

It is very important to “all ”of us!  This is a way of positive feedback…

A way of showing others Hope… and a way of Sharing.

 

J  Caring is Sharing ~  Thank You for Sharing  J

 

Here are a few….Personal Threads started by wamba2000

Another man's journey through cancer

Incontinence - miracles do happen!


mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina

 

v          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

PSA 4.6   Gleason  3+3=6    T2a   Confined to Prostate

3rd PSA 08-07-2007 Less than 0.1 Non-Detectable :)


kdnole
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 152
   Posted 8/30/2007 10:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Wamba, thanks for the patience builder. I'm on the 4th week post surgery and still drips whenever it wants but not too bad. I'm on about 3-5 pads a day, but I'm here for the long haul.

Age 44
PSA 4.8
Gleason 3+3=6
T2
Da Vinci 7/31/07 @ Duke
2.5 hr. surgery, released from Duke with in 14 hrs.
Saved both nerve bundles. 
Foley out 8/10/08
Positive Pathology Report 
New Gleason 7
Left side near nerve bundle invloved
Oncology visit in the near future for radiation
Back to work 3 weeks following surgery - Sales


spinbiscuit
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Total Posts : 818
   Posted 8/30/2007 5:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Good for you Wamba!

You were absolutely correct. Every one of us is unique, and we all heal at different speeds. Our bodies are amazing, and in most cases we only need to have a little luck + patience to get well...that and don't lift anything heavy (10-15 pounds) for the first 4-5 months after surgery.

Keep up the good work, and good luck.

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
 


mvesr
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   Posted 8/31/2007 5:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Wamba

I am so glad for you and hope to be there soon.

Take care

Mika-mvesr
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