Question for those who have undergone prostatectomy: My surgery was 20 months ago and I'm overall very happy with the results; at least as happy as one might be having been diagnosed with cancer. My sexual functioning has returned to about 80% pre-surgery and continues to improve. Daily 5mg Cialis with 20mg on demand. Bladder control cleaned up after a couple of months and I can now take a five-hour road trip with one planned stop versus always tracking where the next unplanned break might be needed. So all good or at least mostly good.
My question though is about others' experience with occasional nighttime wetting. Probably once every three months I have experienced an incident of nighttime wetting. My urologist points to the OH, alcohol, as the cause and he is a smart guy as a professor, department chair, training lead for the regional American Urology Association, and a nice guy as well. I believe him but was just curious about others' experiences.
I'm in the habit of having a glass or two of wine with dinner and this by itself has never caused a problem. Occasionally I've had wine with dinner and an adult beverage later in the evening and experienced wetting. In the most recent case, I had two glasses of wine at dinner and sipped a glass of water an hour before bedtime. If I just have wine at dinner and nothing later in the evening I haven't had any issues.
Although I make a note of when this occurs and note the occurrence of both OH with dinner and additional OH or non OH liquid closer to bed, this by no means causes wetting every time. I could keep detailed records of my liquid intake for a few months but I'm sure the one thing it would point back to is what the doctor says, OH is the main influence, and some liquid closer to dinner the secondary influence.
Wearing pull-ups every night would mitigate the problem but the expense and inconvenience for a very occasional albeit maddening occurrence are not worth it. I do my pelvic floor exercises frequently. I could lose ten pounds but am otherwise in good health at 59.
I'm just curious if anyone has similar observations or thoughts.