I know you'll hate to hear this again and again but be patient. I am 8 weeks post op and experiencing the exact same symptoms of recovery. I am getting almost dry at night and I am just today jumping for joy for I seem to be able to collect urine while standing and walking. This seems to be a huge movement forward.
Normal recovery seems to be where you leak less when sitting or sleeping on your back. Leak more when walking, running, lifting, standing, sneezing and off gasing (you know what I mean).
I have heard on this site that a common recovery time with lots of walking and Kegels is 12 weeks, 14 weeks if no exercise regiment everyone is different.
As far as work goes. I started full time 10 days after surgery, tired but O.K.. You have to adjust to the pad use. You will be going to the bathroom more often thats for sure. My office folks new I had surgery and dont ask any questions about my many trips. You should put a personal kit together. Put in it the things you need just in case. I was very concerned of embarasment and privacy when I came back but so far no problem. I placed extra pads all around. Cars, inside jacket pockets, suit cases, all commonly used bathrooms.
One more thing, as you recover you will learn that after sitting for a while you will need to go to the bathroom right away when you get up. Do not get up and start a walking or standing activity for you will soak you pad in short time. Its not that you will loose complete control you will just leak out what has accumulated because that little valve is not tight yet.
This too will pass sooner than you think. Keep a trustworthy eye on the problem and you will be fine.
Diagnosed 01-08-08 @ 53 years old
DRE normal - High PSA for 5 or more years
2004 Biospy negative - 2008 Biopsy positive (01-08-08)
10 cores, 1 positive and at 1% of that one core
Current PSA 6 - Bone and Ct scans negative
clinicalg Staged at T1C - Gleason 3+3 = 6
Robotic Da Vinci performed March 27th, 2008
University of Chicago,5 hour surgery , 3 hour recovery
Unexpected Cardiac issues appear and disappear?
Hospital stay 30 hours - Catheter out in 7 days normaly expected leakage - Erectile funtion back on line 9 days
Post Pathology T2C, Gleason 7, 10 % of both portions of prostate, Seminal vessels clear, fat tissue clear,Tumor on top of prostate distal from apex. 1 positve margin at urethra and bladder.
Six week PSA < 0.05 Ya Ba Da Ba Dooooooooooo. Put a steak on the grill Wilma!!!!
Oncologist to discuss case with Urologist and Radiation Oncologist to consider radiation.