Jul 11, 2009 - 10:59 am
I posted yesterday about being newly diagnosed and received some very useful information. It would seem the most often encountered side effect of the da Vinci operation is incontinence. I am a sports official umpiring baseball and softball in High School through College. I umpire 200+ games a year. An average game behind the plate would have me squatting 250-300 times and I can see where this would really cause a problem with incontinence. My life will change enough with surgery, but I don't think I am ready to give up the passion of umpiring that makes my life complete. I hope that I am one of the lucky ones that doesn't have the severity of incontinence problems that some have. Does anyone have any knowledge or experience with the artificial sphincter implant process? This is a great site and I am glad I found it. Thanks to all of you who participate.