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Recovery

capt
capt Member Posts: 3
edited March 2014 in Prostate Cancer #1
I had a radical prostatectomy on 8-29. My recovery seems to being going well. Can you all help with the incontinance, How long is normal?

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  • rogermoore
    rogermoore Member Posts: 264
    Good morning Capt,

    I have not seen any past postings by you so I am assuming you are a new visitor. Welcome to our club that no-one wants to belong to.

    The length of time that incontinence is a problem varies greatly from patient to patient. In my case it was less than two months. However, I practiced dilligently the kegel contraction of the abdomen muscles. I did this prior to and following the surgery itself. Within, 6 months I was totally dry, with a rare exception when I forgot to keep the muscle contracted, such as a sneeze or cough.

    When did you have your surgery and have you had any other complications? Feel free to e-mail me at this site if you have anything you want to discuss off-line.

    Best of luck,

    Roger
  • capt
    capt Member Posts: 3

    Good morning Capt,

    I have not seen any past postings by you so I am assuming you are a new visitor. Welcome to our club that no-one wants to belong to.

    The length of time that incontinence is a problem varies greatly from patient to patient. In my case it was less than two months. However, I practiced dilligently the kegel contraction of the abdomen muscles. I did this prior to and following the surgery itself. Within, 6 months I was totally dry, with a rare exception when I forgot to keep the muscle contracted, such as a sneeze or cough.

    When did you have your surgery and have you had any other complications? Feel free to e-mail me at this site if you have anything you want to discuss off-line.

    Best of luck,

    Roger

    Surgery was 8-29 without any complications at all. Went home on 2nd day.
  • rogermoore
    rogermoore Member Posts: 264
    capt said:

    Surgery was 8-29 without any complications at all. Went home on 2nd day.

    Capt,

    All I can suggest is kegel, kegel, kegel!!! One of the functions of the Prostate is to stop and release the flow of urine. Obviously, when it is removed, something has to resume those activities. When you perform the kegels you are training other muscles to do this. You have to practice, practice, until the muscles will be normally contracted to restrict the flow. Then you will have to mentally "release" or relax those muscles to allow the flow to begin. It does work, you just have to train the muscles.

    Good luck,

    Roger
  • mullet
    mullet Member Posts: 2

    Good morning Capt,

    I have not seen any past postings by you so I am assuming you are a new visitor. Welcome to our club that no-one wants to belong to.

    The length of time that incontinence is a problem varies greatly from patient to patient. In my case it was less than two months. However, I practiced dilligently the kegel contraction of the abdomen muscles. I did this prior to and following the surgery itself. Within, 6 months I was totally dry, with a rare exception when I forgot to keep the muscle contracted, such as a sneeze or cough.

    When did you have your surgery and have you had any other complications? Feel free to e-mail me at this site if you have anything you want to discuss off-line.

    Best of luck,

    Roger

    what can you tell what happens when there is lymph node extension there talking hormone therepy
  • bigbears
    bigbears Member Posts: 3
    mullet said:

    what can you tell what happens when there is lymph node extension there talking hormone therepy

    Had same problem. 1997 hormone therpy failed. pc spes until taken of market in 2002 started prostasol psa has been below 1.00 since [email protected] if you want more info.