I too, was not in great physical shape pre-surgery, somewhat overweight (not obese), and suffered from years of Chronic Fatigue. Pre-surgery, could hold my bladder all day if needed, never ever got up at night to pee, never had an UTI in my life, and my prostate was not enlarged pre-surgery. Perhaps some of those factors helped me post-surgery, or just the luck of the draw. I did kegals post surgery for at the most, 10 minutes total, and decided on my own that it wasn't for me.
With both of my post surgery corrective surgeries/procedures to clear those annoying sticture/blockages, I was fully continent again within 24 hours of having the catheter pulled.
In my odd case, I often wonder if the magic card for me is the fact that I was on catheters for so long, which gave my parts up there a much longer chance to heal without strain, unlike the way it is for most men, who have surgery and their one and only catheter is pulled lets say 7 to 14 days out from surgery, when everything is still so swollen and sore up there. My own uro/surgeon does not discount that possibility. I wonder too if it explains me having no ED problems from the get-go, again because of all the extra healing time.
Might just be guessing, but interesting to think about.
David in a very rainy soggy South Carolina, boo
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20%, Contained in capsule, 1 pos margin
2009 PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Latest: 7/09 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/09 cath #6 - blockage, 8/09 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 - out 38 days, 9/14/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., agreed to start radiation, does not rec. HT at this time, mapping on 9/21/9