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Three months & 10 days after surgery

I had the RP in early January 2019. The post surgery path report was good. I'm still leaking a little...more than I thought I would at this point. I was having good improvement and seem to have reached a plateau. I have really slowed down on the kegels.....I thought that after a while I could stop. Should I keep doing them on an ongoing basis?

Although the leakage continues (relatively minor, but still bothersome), the improvement on the sexual front is going ahead of schedule. I have been going to a urologist who specializes in men's sexual health, and that has been very helpful both emotionally and physically.

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Hi Mark,

I did the kegels for a much longer time... I think it still helped me reinforcing the recovery.

I put pads away on month 3 after surgery but moved on doing the kegels for 3 or more months .

All the best for your recovery

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Paulo

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Hey Mark. Hi Frank here from Boston. Been trying to get in touch. Check private messages. Sounds like you are doing well

Frank

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Be patient. Incontinence takes time. Continue with Kegel exercises. Strengthen those muscles. Kegels improve sex also.

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I went to physical therapy to help with incontinence. My therapist taught me many different Kegels exercises. She was excellent.

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All muscles need exercise. If you slack off on pelvic floor exercises your pelvic will slack off on you. Glad you found a mens health center; we have a good one here in Providence.

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Thank u. I'm back on the exercises.

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Mark,

I still do kegel exercises every night before I fall asleep, even after 14+ years!

Without a prostate, you may have to do them forever.

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Congrats on the 14+ years sans prostate. Can you share your ED story over those years?

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Hi Mark,

Something that I think may be helpful to control leakage is NOT allowing your bladder to control you. I read this somewhere years ago and have been following that advice ever since. I rarely have any problems even if I have to go very badly. We often drive up to Bangkok for the day and prior to returning home my companions visit the restroom and ask me if I have to go. Even if I have the urge, I usually refrain from going since I want to teach my bladder to wait for me. It is normally about an hour and a half trip and it seems that the greater the urge, the less of a chance of leaking...at times I am even in pain by the time we get home without losing a drop. About the only time I experience any leakage is in the gym while pushing/pulling fairly heavy weight, or occasionally I may lose a drop or two while squatting down on the floor while doing some kind of repair job that has my undivided attention. I never have any leakage during the night; however, I usually wrap the 'little guy' in a Kleenex Lotion Tissue or Puffs Plus (both have aloe lotion which keeps them from falling apart) retained by a 'tiny' rubber band. Actually, I have been doing this for about 45 years since I never wanted my wife to be subjected to any staining on my shorts while doing the laundry...losing a drop is quite common if you're in a hurry to put 'him' back in your pants after urinating. Well that's my story and I'm sticking to it!

Best,

Ron

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