I had a RP on March 24, 2009 with nerve sparing on one side. 2 tumors with Gleason scores of 3+3 and 4+4. Surgery went well with very minimal pain. Recovery was a little challanging due to a blocked catheter, about a week after surgery, because of bladder stones, that sent me to er 2 days in a row. Excruciating pain when the cather backs up. I ended up travelling 2 hours to see my surgeon in London, Ontario and he did a cystoscopy and replaced the catheter. I had the catheter in for 21 days. I had bad a lot of bladders spasms and blood leaking from the tip of the penis while the catheter was in. No issues removing the catheter. No pain, just a strange sensation. No pain meds or anything like that required.
My problem now is that the flow of urine is so weak that it takes forever to go pee and now my output is about 1 ounce per urination, if I'm lucky. Now bladder spasms have returned to boot. I am now getting nothing but a DRIP DRIP DRIP flow. It has been about 3 months since the surgery. My next appointment is at the end of July for a follow up.
Incontinence is not a huge issue, it is just that when I have to go, it is immediate and urgent. Anything can set it off to boot, having my hands in water, a cool breeze, walking into an airconditioned room etc. I can usually make it to the bathroom but have to pee into a cup so that I don't wet my clothing due to the weak stream. At home I have a small funnel in the bathroom-very frustrating. The very low volumn means frequent visits to the bathroom. I have to go at least 7-10 times per night, so sleep deprivation is becoming an issue. I have tried to get in to see the urologist but to no avail. So, I have to wait until my July appt. Has anyone else been plagued with this problem?
Nothing in the way of erections yet so that is on the ajenda to be discussed. Just wondering if anyone else has had difficulty with urination after this surgery.