Apr 23, 2010 - 10:23 am
I am now 9 days post catheter and 16 days post DLRP. Some notes and some questions.
First off, my faith keeps me from coveting you guys who had bladder control from post-catheter from day 1. Congrats to those of you who were that lucky. You have rock star status to me!
For the rest of us slugs, did you find (or are you finding) that you see daily, weekly, monthly improvement - or are most of you waking up one morning with control? I can go all night essentially dry if I get up 2 or 3 times to go pee. I think I am noticing that it is gradually (glacial speed) that I leak a little less now after 9 days. But it is so gradual that it is kinda hard to tell. I do my Kegel's religiously.
Also, for what it is worth, I have been following a healthy bladder diet (for the most part) for the past week. That may be having an impact as well. I do have my one cup of coffee (not recommended, but I used to have 5) in the morning and full glass of red wine before bed (also not recommended), and I found this supplement called prelief which I take before coffee and before the wine. I think it is helping too since it takes the acid out of the coffee and wine as I drink it (or at least that is what is claimed.) I will keep you posted on how well it works, but I have to say that I do think it is helping as I don't seem to get as many "spasms" as I was getting before trying it. And, it is cheap. I figure it can't hurt and anything I can do to keep the ole bladder happy and healing is a good thing at this point.
Mikey – 58 yrs.