The subject of incontinence is rarely discussed in public. When an adult can't "hold it in", an inability to retain his or her bodily fluids is often a source of embarrassment.
Immediately after my robotic surgery two years ago, I myself felt keenly embarrassed by the need for a catheter bag. That was the case even though I knew it would be required only for a couple of weeks.
I was aware that I needed only a short time until my reconstructed bladder neck would heal and my sphincter muscles would regain their capacity to hold back the tide! Even so I asked my wife to discourage any visitors for the duration, - including those who wanted to stop by to personally wish me a speedy recovery. The very thought that people outside my family would see that I was incontinent, - even though temporarily, mortified me!
Now there's help in the form of a major website at www.HealthCentral.com. There you'll get an overview of what both men and women need to know about incontinence. A short video reminds those who are not continent to plan even the shortest walks with the nearest restroom in mind. Avoiding stimulating drinks like coffee or soda is also highly recommended.
Managing incontinence is one subject of concern, and talking about it is another. Knowing your treatment options and learning about helpful products are vital.
For these and related concerns see www.HealthCentral.com/incontinence/management/?ic=6028/. If you are seeking such information, you'll find the guidance you need to help you on your way!
All in all, there are various methods for coping with any incontinence you might incur after prostate cancer surgery, after other treatments, or as the result of new physiological developments in the process of aging. A whole range of available resources can help you regain and retain your basic urinary functions while restoring your sense of yourself as the capable adult you are.