Two weeks post surgery. I may be one of the lucky ones. Very little if any incontinence. It is funny, it sometimes feels like I am leaking but when I check down below, the pad shows no signs. I have a large supply of Depends (a friend who had surgery gave me all his unused ones plus the ones we bought) so I still wear them to bed at night. No signs of leakage and I typically sleep through the night. During the day, I get up and urinate often however. Maybe I'm just paranoid.
I've had erections since surgery. I am currently taking 1/2 cialis twice a week. Not sure what will happen once I stop those. I am supposed to go back for post surgery PSA test in early December.
All in all, the operation and the first two weeks have been better than I could have hoped for.
After 1 year I consider myself very fortunate. I told my doc she was a great plumber and electrician!
Everything works as it should. No leakage. Erections just like before surgery without the need for Cialis or Viagra.
I was pretty diligent with the Kegal exercises prior to surgery, maybe that helped.
Good luck to everyone visiting this site. It was a great resource to me.
Psa still undetectable. Plumbing is good, no leaks. Electricity is good, no short circuits (ED)
I continue to have excellent results. PSA undetectable, no ED issues and virtually no leaking issues. On a rare occasion I will grab something heavy or pull hard on a sailboat line and may have an almost imperceptible leak but I haven't worn pads since about 3 months post-op. I continue to do my Kegels regularly and periodically will start to urinate and then make myself stop and start mid stream to "practice" and continue to identify the right muscles.
I tell anyone who will listen that I was fortunate to find a doc who was a great plumber and electrician!
Good luck to all!
Things still good here. Turning 60 this year. Still no adverse affects from the cancer or surgery.
Happy New Year everyone.
John's e-mail address is: ralpop5 AT gmail.com (replace "AT" with "@")