Alan, 55, was diagnosed with prostate cancer in May 2018. After undergoing radical prostatectomy surgery, he did not expect the resulting urinary incontinence to be so bad, despite warnings from his consultant about the effects he might face as a result of the surgery.
I was left with no bladder control whatsoever. The fear of day to day challenges was so daunting, the total lack of control left me feeling embarrassed. I didn’t feel like a man.
The thought of wearing incontinence pads for months on end filled me with dread – how would I go out of the house? What about work? How would I cope? I’d always lived an active life before my diagnosis, enjoying the outdoors, taking the dogs for a walk or taking my wife out for dinners. But then the thought of leaving the house became frightening. At home I felt safe because I always had a toilet to use. There were times when I did leave the house where I was humiliated. I was going through around four incontinence pads every day. The embarrassment of having to wear a pad was terrible. I realised how much I’d taken something as simple as my own self-control for granted before. It was so difficult. It destroys your life.
Incontinence after prostate surgery
I felt like the warnings of incontinence as a result of the prostatectomy surgery were brief and underplayed by physicians I was in consultation with. Their warnings did nothing to prepare me for this ordeal. It eventually became unbearable and I began researching online for a way to speed up my recovery.
I tried the manual pelvic floor exercises, but I just couldn’t do them. No matter how hard tried, I had no chance of doing the prescribed 40 clenches, three times a day, and my dropped. I considered systems that involved probes, but my main worry was hygiene and the thought of having to insert a probe where you do want to be inserting probes filled me fear!
I came across INNOVO and it sounded too good to be true – just a garment that you wear for 30 minutes a day, how easy is that! I’ll admit I was sceptical, but out of despair I decided the investment would be worth it.
Progress was slow at first, but as week 4, 5 and 6 flew by, bit by bit I was gaining more control and the use of pads became less and less. By the end of week 4, I was free of pads at night, by the end of week 5 I was leaking less during the day. At week 6, I was experiencing days without pads at all. An appointment with my consultant confirmed I was weeks, if not months ahead of other patients, and this was a real confidence booster.
The INNOVO shorts are light, comfortable to wear and couldn’t be easier to put on. I would 100% absolutely recommend the INNOVO system to anyone, they have been my life save and I’m so glad to have found them online. Even my consultant has mentioned how surprised he is at the speed of my recovery.
“INNOVO has been my lifesaver and I’m so glad to have found them online. I would 100% recommend the INNOVO system to anyone.”
I would 100% absolutely recommend the INNOVO system to anyone, they have been my life saver and I’m so glad to have found them online. Even my consultant has mentioned how surprised he is at the speed of my recovery.
For all the men that are going through the same process and finding it difficult to overcome urinary incontinence, don’t sit in silence suffering, consider an alternative method that works. Seriously, if you have any concern that things will never improve your answer lies in this INNOVO system.