Hi Chris ,
RARP ? SRT ? Why were you self cathertirising ?
Hope this helps .... After the Op I had a terrible time with wound leaking , etc etc . Anyway all settled down . After I had the CATHETER out .... thank God .... Maurice my pain Nurse in Heartlands was an Angel .... he put me on 100mg Tramadol to cope with the Catheter ... made a hell of a difference ... Otherwise I would have been arrested !!!! I started off with No 7 pads ... I made sure I cut out all caffiene and anything that would irritate the bladder . I drank shed loads of Cranberry juice , Herb teas and water . I got busy with Pelvic Floor exercises and Bladder training .... increasing the sphincter hold time , bladder capacity etc . I also used Homeopathy and Ayurvedic medicine . I found all this got me down to number 2 pads as I have described in my first post. I am not seeming to progress anymore so I guess this means one thing .... The Bladder scarring has a great impact and also I suspect that my Urethrer Sphincter has been compromised. To be honest I am very chuffed with what I have achieved so far as I have my Mum's Bladder so to speak . Even when fully healthy ... I am guessing my max bladder capacity was possibly 500ml and come cold weather I would pee about every two hours , same if I got a cold virus . Drinking cold beer I would pee after 45mins and say felt like every 20mins after that ! So I have never had a great cast iron bladder like my Old Man !!
The Homeopathic stuff I USE a website called ABC Homeopathy ... I have taught myself as I can't afford a Homeopath with the high costs of my Cancer Supplements etc . I am currently using Juglans Regia 10M and 6c . This is the remedy for Weak Bladder Sphincter . Helios Homeopathic Pharmacy are very helpful .
The Ayurvedic products I use are for Male Health / Prostate issues they are
.... they are at work ! So I'll post again ... I use a wonderful young lady called Vara Laxshimi at Ayur Pain and Wellness Centre , West Bromwich High St ... simple because she is brilliant and charges far less than people I found in Edgebaston .....
I found a product to help with erections too called Virectin but I am yet too try .... number one priority at the moment is Sleep , Insomnia , Fatigue , Health , Cancer and my job . Once I achieve these goals ... next is fitness and strength and then dating !
I hope this helps and I'll post about the Ayurvedic Medicine tomo ...
Bill&Ben67 ..... any questions just ask ....