I hope your recovery will go fast, but do be patient. It takes varying amount of time for everyone. I tossed pads this week - a year after the surgery (yeah!). I used about
8 pads a day for 13 weeks, then very quickly went down to one and very slowly improved to nothing over 9 months. It does happen for most people.
I think what helped me to finally loose the pads is loosing weight and a lot of walking.
Father died from poorly differentiated PCa @ 78 - normal PSA and DRE
5 biopsies over 4 years negative while PSA going from 3.8 to 28
Dx Nov 2007, age 46, PSA 29, Gleason 4+4=8
Decided to participate in clinical trial at Duke - 6 rounds of chemo (Taxotere+Avastin)
PSA results: 1/8/2008-33.90, 1/11/2008-29.50, 1/31/2008-38.20,
2/21/2008-32.00, 3/13/2008-26.20, 4/3/2008-26.60, 4/24/2008-20.60
RRP at Duke (Dr. Moul) on 6/16/2008
Pathology: Gleason downgraded 4+3=7, Duke: T2c N0MX, one positive margin,
2nd opinion at Sloan Kettering: T3a N0MX, extraprostatic extension, two positive margins
PSA undetectable for 8 months, then 2/6/2009-0.10, 4/26/2009-0.17, 5/22/2009-0.20, 6/11/2009-0.27
6 Months ADT: Casodex started 6/12/2009, Lupron 6/22/2009, PSA 6/25/2009-0.1, T=516
IMRT to start mid-Aug