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NM
Posts: 214
Joined: Jul 2009

Hi all I have been here before and theres 1 question I must ask. Is there anyone here who has had davinci and not had incontience issues? I hate the idea of a diaper (sorry no offense meant) and I have to work a heavy lifting job and from what I read here and elsewhere i have to deal with this issue. i know this sounds like whining but i have a family to support and love. Thanks again for all who helped me here and bless all who have gone before me.

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lshick
Posts: 63
Joined: Apr 2009

Yeah, me.

I don't do a lot of heavy lifting, but I've moved a bit of furniture. I'm one of the lucky ones--dry from day one.

The thing to remember is that you're going to lose one of your two urethral sphincters, and the nerves that control the other one will at best suffer some trauma, which may take months for them to recover from.

So yes, hope, but don't be impatient.

lion1
Posts: 241
Joined: May 2007

I've noticed an interesting fact about the incontinence subject on this website and others. Incontinence is talked about a lot among men who just had surgery, but 6 mos to a year after surgery,most men quit talkig about it if it continues to persist. Maybe they just are worn out and maybe because we're all individuals its time to move on. That's the one good thing about this site, early on there's a lot of support and alot of positive thinking and that's definitely the way to be. But, if you examine the history of posts regarding incontinence, sufferers post decline and fade away. Because I think most men realize that after being incontinent for 3,6, 9 yrs there is really nothing more to add until one has advance treatment. With that being said the next time I post is after I MAKE THE DECISION TO HAVE SURGERY TO CORRECT THE INCONTINENCE. I will talk to you all after I take that step. I wish you all the best and support you all. I am confident that I will lick this soon and then will share my story. Maybe this post will draw more people in to tell their story on how they combatted long-term incontinence. It really does wear you out.

Sincerely ,
Lion1

Lion1

NM
Posts: 214
Joined: Jul 2009

Lion1 it sounds like you may be getting ready to fix yours I hope and pray you are successful and thanks for the honesty....Nick

tpelle
Posts: 184
Joined: Aug 2003

lion 1: We'll be anxiously awaiting your next post. Thanks for leading the way on this site toward solving the incontinence issue. When my urologist told me prior to surgery almost seven years ago that the chance of incontinence was 15 percent, I thought those were pretty good odds. But, here I am almost seven years later still using 1 to 2 pads per day. I'm always watching to see if the guys on this site who experience continued incontinence are opting for corrective surgery, and to what extent the AMS 800 or sling solves the problem. So, thanks, lion 1, for sharing your thoughts and experiences.

lion1
Posts: 241
Joined: May 2007

Tpelle,

I know what my last POST said and I thank you for your support. Something told me to look at this site tonight. There are times when the situation gets very frustrating and the other night I just wanted to post back when I had good news that I could share with you and others who are hopeful that this dreaded incontinence will be done with. I felt like there wasn't much more I could add, until I tried something else.

But, strangely enough, I read a post by NM and he mentioned Mercy Hospital in Scranton, Pa.
That's where I'm from---I have unfortunately been in that hospital throughout my childhood---my family members too. So I answered NM' Post and realized that just when you think you should BUG OUT FOR AWHILE----YOU REALIZE YOU CAN ALWAYS HELP SOMEONE --SOMWHERE.

Lion1

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shubbysr
Posts: 87
Joined: Jun 2009

I only wish I had no problems. I know it is early (3 months tomorrow) but, I never realized what wearing pads, diapers, etc can do to a person from a mental, emotional point of view.
I am not giving up!

shubbysr

lion1
Posts: 241
Joined: May 2007

For Sure---it's undaunting. I must say, if I had different insurance I would have had the Sling surgery months ago. I can't go out of network or it would cost me dearly. When it comes to medical care---Money could be everything! My procedure would have taken place at Duke with Doctor Webster and I probably wouldn't be having this conversation.

Oh well!!!!!!!

Lion1

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2ndBase
Posts: 220
Joined: Mar 2004

When my employer found out I had cancer I was let go form my very good job. I lost my insurance and eventually had to file bankruptcy due to overwhelming medical bills. America's economic future will be very bleak until we wake up and get control of healthcare. All insurance is a Ponzi scheme. No insurance company can pay the benefits needed during times of distress as was seen after Katrina. The government came in to the rescue. AIG, the biggest insurer of all had to be bailed out with taxpayer money. Only the federal government can maintain enough resources to maintain the stability needed to provide Americans with insurance. Americans need to revolt againest all types of insurance and support single-payer.

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segersales
Posts: 11
Joined: Jul 2009

Hi, I had the DaVinci surgery and I wore a pad for one month, then nothing since then. Once in a while I have to clinch a bit, but I would say I'm 99%.

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shipjim
Posts: 137
Joined: Apr 2006

I wore diapers for a while then heavy pads now light pads. It's worse when I drink wine, lift, cough, sneeze etc. You have go often to keep the pressure down, the leaks are tiny if I pay attention to timing. Nothing I'd ever have surgery for but then I don't lift for a living.
Be sensible in when you drink and eliminate, wear extra pads when needed and do your kegels.

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