Everyone's situation with incontinence is different, but in my case, I felt "safer" wearing Depends AND male pads for extra protection. Did this for quite some time, getting double protection if you will, but at least I knew I was unlikely to leak on something that would put my dear wife into orbit....lol.
The first 2 or 3 nights were tough for me....up about each hour to change a saturated pad....went through 5 or 6 pads a night and about 10-12 a day.
Now down to 1 lightly used pad a day. My incontinence recovery was hampered by a groin hernia that I had to deal with for quite some time before the doc would allow that surgery. Once I got past that, incontinence situation improved greatly.
Do your Kegel exercises religiously and hopefully your recovery will go quickly, but whatever happens, just be patient.
Congratulations on a very promising pathology report.
Prostate removal November 2007
Gleason score 9, PSA 14
Biopsy result - 9 of 12 sticks showed cancer
Despite high Gleason score, cancer was confined to the prostate
Unrelated surgery January 2008 delayed incontinence recovery, which is now showing good signs of improvement (1 to 2 pads a day)
Began using Osbon Erec-Aid Esteem manual pump for therapy mid-February 2008
Begain using Viagra 3 times a week December 2007 to stimulate blood flow