Better off sexually, OK on urine control
Dr Moolman’s encouragement of “Use it or Lose It” made me gung-ho on NOT losing my sexual function. I am probably better-off sexually than I was before the RALP. I do admit that a 50mg Dynafil ‘pilletjie’ [little blue pill] gives me a little boost of confidence beforehand.
As far as urinary continence is concerned, I was a bit naughty. I only went to Helen Shaw (recommended physio) post-RALP – and she was very good. I was not really concerned about this side-effect. I’m glad I didn’t have more more serious incontinence.
Whilst I haven’t needed to wear urine-absorbing pads for 4 years now, I still have a little leak now and then. This is most likely to happen after a busy day when I’m dog-tired and sitting back to relax. Thank goodness it doesn’t happen when I am lying down in bed.
Having had kidney stones twice in my life I was told years ago to ‘drink lots’ and I do drink a lot of water. The slight inconvenience of a damp patch now and then far outweighs the pain and hospitalisation due to kidney stones.