I had laproscopic robotic prostatectomy on April 9. I had the catheter removed on April 17. "Take a deep breath" is what the nurse said before pulling it out. She seemed surprised at how much pain I was having after removal.
I now have pretty good control. I have never had to change a pad because it was saturated. I don't void at the first feeling of having to go, but wait until my bladder is feeling fuller. I used to get up twice during the night, but only once for about a week now. I am still wearing a pad for security, but they have been dry the last two days. My sphincter/muscles are still irritated/sore, but there has been improvement in the last few days.
Looking forward to great followup reports,