Lewvino...If I remember correctly, I bought several type of pads: pull ups; a couple of different DEPENDS sizes and absorbant that stick to your underwear; good fitting brief shorts is a must; and I even bought a 2' x 3' water proof pad for the bed, which I used for about a month. I have been known to be dreaming of going and dampen my sleep wear...but that never happen this time. With wife and 2 daughters, I had a lot of help and supply of pads around here. For me, knowing what I know now, I wouldn't have bought the pull ups. I think I used 2 of them and gave the rest (in package) to a charity store and they were glad to get them. I'm soon to be 10 months out and was padless about last March.
Don't worry about walking down the store aisle looking for pads. I noticed no one paid any attention to my purchases. I guess living with 3 women sort of prepared me to buy such items...
Good luck and you'll be in my prayers come August 12. If you need to chat or talk, my e-mail address is available.
Born Aug. 14, 1940; dx 6-3-08
Oct. '05 PSA 3.7; Free PSA 14.3
1st Bio July '06 - negative; PSA 5; DRE Negative
2nd Bio Mar '07 - negative; PSA 6.68; DRE Negative
Feb. '08 PSA 7
Mar. '08 PSA 10.8; Free PSA 24.1
April '08 PSA 8.2; Free PSA 14.6
3rd Bio June 3'08, one core of 10 (LMid 20% cancer)other 9 cores negative
Stage T1c, Gleason 3+3=6; DRE Negative
Scheduled surgery, da Vinci, Aug. 7, '08. Canceled due to failed pre-opt stress test. Had cardiac stent put in August 1. da Vinci surgery Oct. 31, '08. Cath. out Nov. 11. Nerves sparred. No incontinance at night and only 1 pad per day, more for precaution for first 4 months.
1st Quarter PSA report on Jan. 11, 2009 was ZERO
2nd Quarter PSA report on April 30, 2009 was ZERO