You just gotta know what an encouragement you are to me tonight. I found myself wetting all over myself tonight in spite of seven months post surgery and now a month of Bio-Feedback. Tomorrow I have my last session with Bio-Feedback... and no improvement thus far. I was hoping it would really help as it has with so many on the forum (Yes, I think I am a little envious). I spoke today with an old friend who recently had robotic surgery three weeks ago and he is already showing signs of recovery. So many on this forum have attained control and I... along with some others, remain dribbling all over myself while I am up and active. I sat in my recliner and began crying... and yes I am am supposed to be a grown man and I am a believer, too. I trust the God of the Bible and His Son, Jesus Christ. Yet I had my pitty party. I've managed to stay fairly positive except for a few downers, but I had one of those tonight.
Then I came to the computer and signed on Healing Well and read your encouragements to a very distraught wife. I called my wife over to the computer and shared your post with her and apologized for my whinning. She went on to bed and then I noted this post of yours. I just want to say thanks for sharing and being a good rep for the Lord. With your help tonight, I know I shall make it through all of this. ... and shame on me for whinning. "I know Whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I committed unto Him against that day." (2 Ti 1:12)
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.
8/16/07: Start bleeding again in urine. Get to see a new urologist same day. He thinks stricture is back, but send home with Cipro.
8/20/07: Go back to dr. for cystoscope. "No sign of stricture"! Wonderful news!
8/31/07: Back to new urologist for regular check up & received 2nd post-op Psa. It was 0.05 (non-deteactable). PTL!
8/31/07: First Bio Feedback session. The little lady is very positive that I can gain control. That's what I want more than her. New urologist is not very sold on effectiveness of Kegals???