The shrinkage was a concern to me at the beginning also. It was dramatic then, and I would say embarrassing - thus the name "turtle club" used by others here is very fitting. However, this did not last. It may be that there is some slight difference at normal posture, but very little difference.
Your urether has to drop down and fill the void left from the removed section where the prostate was, and of course all swelling etc. has to cease. Like others I would suggest you provide some blood flow to that area and even some slight assist to pulling Mr. turtle down so that the inside void is filled.
Age 61 (now 62)
Original data - pre-operation
T1C clinical diagnosis, Needle biopsy - 10 cores, Gleason 7 = 3+4 in 1 core (40%), 7 cores Gleason 6 = 3+3 ranging from 5% to 12%
All scans negative
Lupron administered 4/9/2008 for 4 months (with idea I would undergo external beam radiation followed by seed implants - then I changed my mind).
Robotic DiVinci surgery - Dr. Fagin (Austin) May 19th
Post operative - pathology
pT2c NX MX
Margins - negative
Extraprostatic extension - negative
seminal vesicle invasion - uninvolved
1st Post PSA <.04
2nd Post PSA <.1 10/30/2008