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thanks for that, it is encouraging to know how others go on.The thing is my Doc says I need it as I should be further on than I am. So I will bow to his experience. I just wondered if anyone had had the stimulation and if it was a big help.
David, I believe the electro stimulation is an effort to get the muscles to contract by electrically stimulating them (sounds straight forward doesn't it).Cynic that I am, I see this as perhaps paying for something that you can do for free(and I don't mean placing a couple of wires on your groin and plugging into the power outlet). I came across this brochure which I feel is very valuable and explains the Kegals and what they do very well. http://www.fpclondon.com/PDF/OurVoice0404_pelvicfloor.pdf
Thanks for that Bill I have downloaded the article and will use the procedure.I will let you know how I go on with the therapy as it costs me nothing here in France.
As soon as one is declared with a life threatening illness everything is free. I look at the health service in the UK and wonder why they can't do the same. Admitted the french pay in taxes but you only have one life and they seem to find the resourse to give you every benifit.
Hi David, I to suggest being patient. When my cathater was removed I was like an uncotrolled open fountain. I thought I would never have control. I kept up with the excercises, went to the physical therapist and after seven weeks I am at 95% controll or better. I first got better at night. Then gradually as the day progress I got better. My biggest problem was during long walks. If you have seen improvement keep it up you can do it.