I am 25 days out from my da Vinci surgery and have experienced wakeups and getups for the bathroom 3 or 4 times per night...wear guards pads day and night and usually have to change before going back to bed.....but, last night I, perhaps, reached a milestone..I was able to sleep the entire night from midnight to 0730 this morning without one instance of urgency to go. I certainly hope this is the start of something good. I am, however, flowing as usual this morning. I am able to stay relatively dry while sitting but flows rapidly upon standing...I have been able to clamp down and make it to the bathroom more times than not so I think I am making progress. Also, I might say that last evening I attended a family party, you know, big steak dinner and all the other accompaniments and I wore an apparatus that I got from Argus Medical and stayed dry all evening as the urine was collected in a bag attached to a cup receptacle. I really felt normal...and believe me, it felt great. I plan to use the apparatus each time I go out of the house as well as short times in the house. the apparatus consists of a set of tight boxer briefs with a pocket in front to hold the cup receptacle and a little 600 cc bag that hangs from the bottom of the receptacle to collet the urine. I went to the bathroom once during the entire evening and drained the bag...I drank a lot of liquid and enjoyed the freedom and the ambience immensely.
Anyone who wishes to know more about the apparatus I would be happy to furnish the info.