I'm writing on behalf of my father, who is in his early 80s and very worn down by his PD. He's having major urinary issues: frequent urination, not making it to the bathroom in time, and waking several times a night needing to urinate. The latter has been happening for a few years, so he hasn't had a decent night's sleep in a long time and the exhaustion is destroying his quality of life.
We have an appointment with a urologist soon, but have already tried muscle relaxants, fluid restriction and other lifestyle changes to no avail. I'm starting to think surgery is the only option, but he's understandably nervous. Has anyone out there had surgery for bladder/prostate issues that affect urination, and if so could you please share as much of your experience as you're happy to? Pros and cons, whether it helped you, etc.
Thanks very much.