I am now wearing the clamp... again...even against the advice of friends here on the forum. I've had two different urologist and my gp who have told me to wear it and stay dry. Maybe the've given up on me. I don't know. I do know I feel a lot better dry. Otherwise, I still use 6-7 pads per day while I am up walking around.
I have learned to use just the first two "clicks" on the clamp. It is much more comfortable that way, but it still allows the "stress" leakage. But I can live with the stress leakage. I personally don't know what else to do than to use the clamp. Today I am nine months post op. I am absolutely no better, in spite of trying hard and doing the bio-feed back thing. I may have the artificial sphincter in six months or so. But still I have not given up my exercises.
But, of course, the decision to wear the clamp must be yours and no one else.
07/05 - Biopsy: Suspicious looking cells.
12/27/06 - Biopsy
1/24/07 - Dignosed cancer: Gleasn Grade: 3+3=6
02-14-07 Radical Open Nerve-sparing surgery
Pathology Stage of cancer: T2c
4-18-07: First Post-Op psa = 0.011
05/31/07: Cystoscope reveals "Stricture"
06/12/07: Procedure to remove stone & dilate uretha at stricture: Successful procedure.
8/16/07: Start bleeding again in urine. Get to see a new urologist same day.
8/20/07: Go back to dr. for cystoscope. "No sign of stricture"! Wonderful news! Still leaking.
8/31/07: Back to new urologist for regular check up & received 2nd post-op Psa. It was 0.05
8/31/07: First Bio Feedback session.
9/19/07: Finished 4 Bio Feedback sessions. No imporovement with leaking.
9/26/07 - Started injections