The story of Alberto
After prostate surgery I could no longer control urine leakage, I was embarrassed and uncomfortable.
"Dealing with the surgery was psychologically very difficult: of course, we all know that in life there are things that can happen, but we are never really prepared when they happen to us."
Fortunately, everything went well, the operation was easier than expected (N.B. courage was never my strong point!) and hospitalisation was brief. After removing the annoying catheter my only concern was to return to normal as soon as possible and, for example, not having to give up mountain trips with my wife for months.
The good news was discovering that I did not need to give up my beloved habits. In fact, the urologist advised light physical activity, swimming and walking: guess what I loved doing in the mountains? Precisely long outdoor walks. Of course, the doctor also suggested that should I stop them should they cause urine leaks, but I was careful not to overdo things, especially at the beginning.
Furthermore, the urologist recommended I should do some exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles (they are very simple, just contract the muscles as if to retain urine for 5 seconds, relax them for a further 10 and repeat the movement a dozen of times). I did these every day, three times a day, sitting or lying in bed.
The use of specific sanitary pads also provided an important contribution: at the beginning I did not feel at ease, a bit because of the lack of habit and a bit because I feared someone would notice, but I must admit that they are so discreet and subtle that no one has ever noticed them. Wearing them makes me feel at ease and, above all protected and free to carry on with my life, without any limitation.