Artificial sphincter

uppadine
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Artificial sphincter

Postby uppadine » 8 Dec 2020, 10:47am

I had a prostatectomy in June 2019 which dealt with cancer but left me heavily stress incontinent. I am being referred for an artificial sphincter and am unsure of the implications for sitting on a saddle. Not keen to go recumbent. Does anyone have specific knowledge of whether I can carry on cycling? The potential loss seems unbearable.

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Re: Artificial sphincter

Postby Jdsk » 8 Dec 2020, 2:00pm

I've never seen that discussed.

I suggest writing to the consultant at the place to which you're being referred. There's no need to wait until you've seen them before doing that.

But if you don't I'd always suggest writing down any questions and concerns so that you don't forget to ask them in the consultation.

Good luck

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Re: Artificial sphincter

Postby Carlton green » 9 Dec 2020, 8:31am

uppadine wrote:I had a prostatectomy in June 2019 which dealt with cancer but left me heavily stress incontinent. I am being referred for an artificial sphincter and am unsure of the implications for sitting on a saddle. Not keen to go recumbent. Does anyone have specific knowledge of whether I can carry on cycling? The potential loss seems unbearable.


My sympathies both for the Cancer and for the difficulty that you currently have. Due to Cancer a friend of mine had part of his gut removed last year and now has a bag attached to his guts, he’s doing well but the situation is pretty unpleasant. When my kids were pre-school they had the odd ‘accident’, I cleaned them up and we got on with things - they didn’t seem too fussed about a bit of damp and dirt so I guess being relaxed about things helps. It’s sometimes similar with older people too but with the right gear the situation is better managed and some semblance of normal life might be achieved - however small carry on doing what ever you can. I can only guess that talking to your GP, your Consultant, specialist health workers and Cancer support groups is the way towards finding solutions. Good luck and (not necessarily easy to do) try to keep positive.

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Re: Artificial sphincter

Postby Audax67 » 9 Dec 2020, 10:20am

No experience or suggestions here, just sympathy. I hope it turns out well.
Have we got time for another cuppa?

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Re: Artificial sphincter

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Re: Artificial sphincter

Postby uppadine » 16 Dec 2020, 9:05pm

Thanks Navrig, that's the best and almost only thing i've read on the subject.
Any other leads gratefully received. I'm sure there must be CTC members with this piece of kit in them.

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Re: Artificial sphincter

Postby Navrig » 17 Dec 2020, 5:27am

uppadine wrote:Thanks Navrig, that's the best and almost only thing i've read on the subject.
Any other leads gratefully received. I'm sure there must be CTC members with this piece of kit in them.


There is more of you Google


Cycling with an artificial sphincter