I had pains after catheter removal, but my symptoms were a bit different. I experienced pain at the base of the penis while urinating. Sometimes a pain can be "referred" from one location to another, I guessed at the time that the pain may actually be the sphincter being used after 5 days. I would describe the pain I had as more of an "ache" rather than a "prick".
While I had very good continence starting the second day after catheter removal, I had very little control on the day of removal. Although everyone's experience with this is different, I would say that leaking on the first day has no predictive value.
Father diagnosed and cured at age 52.
08/21/07: Diagnosed with T1c cancer
1 of 12 biopsy cores positive; 10% tissue
Gleason score: 3+3=6
PSA level prior to biopsy: 4.3 (velocity < 0.4ng/ml)
10/19/07: da Vinci prostatectomy by Dr. Vipul Patel at OSUMC.
Difficult surgery due to prostate inflammation.
Both nerve bundles spared.
Spongy erections began within 24hrs of surgery!
10/24/07: Catheter out; down to 1 Serenity pad/day next day.
Final pathology: neg margins, no capsular penetration,
Gleason 3+3=6, 5% tumor involvement, multi-focal.
11/04/07 First usable erection with Cialis
11/22/07 Bye-bye, pads