You may want to check to make sure you didn't get an infection. h-ll yeah it's painful for a few weeks! Stamina to stand and do anything involving abdomen muscles and movement will take time to heal. Don't try any sudden movements for a few more weeks, but slowly stand and walk just a little more each day...View Thread
Took me 6 1/2 months before leakage has all but stopped. But I did Kegels 3-4 times a day. Surgery was fall 2013, using DaVinci. Yep leaked like a rusty faucet when the catheter came out...slowly progressed over time. And now am leakage free. BUT, Any sudden Physical exertion requiring heavy amounts of stress on the Abdomen or Upper thighs, and there is occasional drips and drabs due to that. Other than that, drip free. Keep with the Kegels, it gets better.View Thread
Okay, nearing 10 months Post DaVinci, and while finally 'Pad Free', the ability to have erections is basically NIL. It was nerve sparing surgery, and I was told (and I trust as TRUE) both nerves were indeed spared. So I was put on a 1/4 pill regimen of Viagra for 3 months (every other day), and that gave small indications of near-erections (like Goldilocks--Not too hard, not too soft, but NOT JUST RIGHT either). Surgeon is a little perplexed that things haven't progressed as well, so I'm now being put on Cialis for 60 days ( 5 Mg doses). Forget the Pump as the Missus says that ruins any spontaneity, and the thought of having to Pump for Pleasure is not to my liking. The Surgeon also said that after being on Cialis for awhile, I can also take a Viagra on an 'as need' basis, along with Cialis..Does that make sense???? I have to admit, the lack of morning 'reminders' is getting me down a bit, and my libido is slowly becoming an afterthopught.View Thread
Did you ever give Cryotherapy treatment a thought? Just asking..Had biopsy and got the PC news yesterday! I need to make a choice between Da Vinci or Cryo...My Urologist keeps pushing the Cryo route, but did leave it up to me to decide. AT 56, he did NOT recommend radiation or Proton treatment. Had Gleason score of 6, 3 of 12 samples came back positive with less than 10% of each sample showing cancer, and a PSA of 4.0..
Cryo sounds less invasive, but not a sure thing to eliminate PC down the road.. Thoughts from those who did the surgery route?View Thread