What can you do?
After your operation it is important that you maintain a healthy fluid intake. Do this while you have the catheter and after it has been removed.
If you are experiencing incontinence, don't be tempted to reduce your fluid intake. This can be difficult. Try adjusting the times you drink to fit in with your lifestyle.
Have regular drinks of water and other fluids that don't contain caffeine or alcohol.
Your urine should be a clear, light yellow colour. If it is dark yellow it suggests that you are not drinking enough. Very light or colourless urine may indicate you are drinking more than is needed.
4"I was keeping the liquid down (not drinking enough) because I thought well I won’t leak, so I was struggling to pass water and was only dribbling and dripping"
In the video below, hear Laurence talk about the difficulty of maintaining a good fluid intake while also managing incontinence.
You may read that some foods or supplements can help slow down or reduce the risk of prostate cancer returning. Conversely, you may also read that other foods increase the risk of prostate cancer returning.
The research evidence is inconclusive and more research is needed. Current advice about diet can be found at Prostate Cancer UK and TrueNTH Exercise and diet project.
More general advice on fluid intake and lifestyle and diet is available from the Bladder and Bowel Community. Read their healthy drinking guide.
Read more about diet and physical activity at Prostate Cancer UK