Hey Loud, Just another voice of support here. I'm 13 months post op and still using 3-5 pads a day. One thing you might look at is have a physical therapist check to see how tight your hip area muscles are. My therapist thinks most of my problem may be that the tight muscles are keeping the pelvic floor muscles from pulling like they should. I know it get's discouraging at times, but you have to keep your spirits up. If all else fails there is the AUS (artificial urinary sphincter). It apperars to have great results. I am just holding off for a while longer to see if I can get mine back on my own.
You need to look at your ED also. Atleast it still works. The leaking can be controlled with a condom.
PSA 5.7 - Discovered during Annual Physical with Family Practice Dr.
Biopsy Sept. 27, 2006 - Diagnosis Sept. 29 - 3 of 12 positive (up to 75%) all on left side of prostate, Gleason 7
RRP on Oct. 17, - Nerves on right side saved.
All Lab's clear. No Cancer outside prostate
Cathiter in for 28 days due to complications in healing. Removed Nov. 9, 2006
First Post op PSA on Dec. 11, 2006 Undetectable 0.00
Office visit on Jan. 19th due to continued excessive urine leakage.
Feb.20th Cystoscope and 2nd Post Op PSA. Another 0.00.....:)
Dr. said everything looks fine. Continue to work Kegeal's. Leaking appears to have improved after Cystoscope?!?!?! Down to 3-4 pads per day!
March 1st Leaking has crept back up to 6 - 8 pads a day ???????
March 29th Collagen injection into sphincter / bladder neck area to control excessive leaking. Worked for a couple of days then back to leaking.
April 17th (Six Months Post Op) 2nd Collagen Injection to control excessive leaking. Leaking started back next day at work!
May 14th Second Opinion about my leaking and Options at OU Medical Center. After reviewing my records the Dr. feels I will probably need some surgical intervention to stop my leaking. But did agree to try Bio-Feedback and work hard on the Kegeal's first!
May 30th Follow up with my Dr. and 3rd Post Op PSA 0.00 agian!!!
June 1st Start Bio-Feedback to try to control my leaking.
Oct 17, 2007 1 year Post Op - Still fighting moderate / Severe incontenance. Using 4-6 pads a day. Erections usable....sometimes!...Better with 100mg Viagra