How are you doing with the control issues today?
As stated above 4 weeks post op is far to soon to be worrying about not being dry.
It's difficult to put your situation into perspective without referring to my experiences, so I apologise in advance if this becomes a post where I witter on about "me and what I did", BUT BUT BUT it may help you come to terms with your leakage and MAY help you adapt your approach to your unique position? It may not, but it's worth a go. So I will witter on, a bit, sorry!
The thing with PCa and RRP, even open surgery is that no 2 men necessarily react the same way. All men have the same basic bits in the same basic position. But when they get interfered with, no one knows for sure what will happen. So you need to bear this in mind, maybe.
So, post op recuperation.
Maybe throw the book out of the window. Play around. Try stuff. Find out and then do what works for you.
Yawn warning - when I was recovering from my Da Vinci I leaked like a sieve. read my blog, I was uncontrollably pissing myself even with a catheter in. How does that work? It shouldn't, no matter.
So, I wore a Conveen sheath and a leg bag whenever I felt tired. Pelvic Floor exercises did not work for me, do not work for everyone, may give some men the feeling that they are doing something and are exercising some degree of control. OR, may just knacker you? That is how it was for me. So I stopped doing them. And I am dry, 99.9% of the time, so they're not necessarily necessary for all men.
Wearing a Conveen with a leg bag you can relax, pee at will, when walking or shopping while watching TV, whenever. If you are out and about you only need to find gravel to empty the bag it if starts it get a bit full.
If you start to feel a bit more in control, you can go cal to pads. Talking of pads I was going through 4 - 6 a day when I staretd, and that is from about 8am to 1800, when I would "bag up", and give up on the day of straining to hold control.
For me, yawn yawn, there was a desire to balance between making slow but steady progress, and flogging the dead continence horse with no good result.
The main message is to look at any and all options for you, and then do what ever you need to to make progress but at the same time give yourself some breathing time and rest time. Think creatively about how you can make your own progress.
Edited by member 03 Apr 2016 at 08:35
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