Sounds like you're doing well Philly. I say keep taking the stool softeners and drinking plenty of water right now-- especially during the day. I was told to drink tons (gallons) of water during the first weeks after surgery and it drove me nuts at times, but I drank it.
Also (check with your doc first) don't write off the benefits of stool softeners right now. They come in very handy, even if they result in very loose BMs for you. You need to keep the plumbing going. Before you know it, you'll be off the softeners and back to your old routine.
Best to ya,
D.O.B - 8/9/52
PSA: First ever was 9.8 in late Oct. ‘06, two weeks later, 10.1
Biopsy results 11/22/06. Both lobes involved. Six out of eight cores positive - from 100 percent to 90, to 60, to 50, two 20s and two zeros.
Gleason 3+3 = 6
Da Vinci Robotic RP surgery, City of Hope, Jan 12, 2007
Post surgery pathology – Organ confined, Gleason still 6, margins clear. Volume of tumor much less than biopsy suggested. 12 percent overall.
First post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 2/20/07
Second post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 9/11/07