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Today I am at the four week point and had my cath removed. My doc explained to me that he had to remove most of my prostate and the lower sphincter. He put me to sleep prior to doing the urethrogram and scope. When I woke I was in post op and no cath present. Doc explained that he wanted to make sure I was open and told me not to worry about control. I left the surgical unit expecting to be incontinent and running to the toilet every ten minutes. Drank a full glass of apple juice prior to leaving. Wife drove me home. About two hours after apple juice felt like I had to pee. Went to the pot and
for the first time in two years I peed normally. During the day I went as long as three and half hours with no leaks and then went pee.
Most strictures are in the lower urethra leaving the prostate, upper and lower sphincters in tack. With prostate cancer radiation strictures the lower sphincter and part of the prostate must be removed, leaving only the bladder neck sphincter. Seems like my sphincter is working fine.
Could not be happier.