Good to hear you back and working but just remember to take it easy and don't overdo it's amazing how as the days go by you will feel much better and stronger. I too had some red tint on occasion in my urine so I really concentrated on drinking fluids especially water to help and it did after a few days. As for the number of pads I would say that 3 or 4 does not seem out of reason especially this early. Some guys are more lucky then others and are good from day one or only use a couple a day. I used a couple a day the first couple of weeks and then it went down to 1 a day and after about 14 weeks I was able to do away with them completely. On the ED front being able to get some definte growth is a good sign at this point and maybe in a few more days or weeks you will be lucky enough to get back to a useable erection but not as it was before, at least in my case but overall it sounds like you are doing well and on the right track. Good luck
Age 49, PSA 6.22 on 9-26-06
Biopsy 11-01-06, 2 of 13 cores 10% cancer, 2 other cores abnormal Up-dated 20% prostate cancerous
Gleason score 3+3=6 After Pathology report 4+3=7 a couple agressive Grade 5 cells found
Da Vinci surgery 01-09-07 UW Madison
Pathology Report- cancer 100 % capsual contained 1-18-07
Catheter removed 1-18-07 suffered bladder spasms Catheter reattached 1-18-07 Catheter removed 2nd time 1-24-07
1st & 2nd Post PSA Blood Test .1 and less - Undetectable
3nd Post PSA Blood Test 01-17-07 .3-Next action awaits me.
Next PSA Scheduled and meeting with Radiologist set for 3-27-08
Incontenence-Pad free since end of May 07 4 1/2 months post surgery
ED back to 95% prior to surgery - no medication required.