I had minor incontinence. Surgery Sept 17, '07 and threw pads out end of December around Xmas. And even then, I had my doubts. A year out and really, it's a barely perceptible issue other than a very occassional drip and I mean 1-3 drops. I mean, days go by with no issue and then I do something or move in a funny way that I sense a drop. So be patient. It's hard, I know. I was crazed, and wondered if it would ever get better. But it did.