Hi Doc, missed this thread first time around. Sorry. But, as you can see, performance varies. The secret to showing up to work tomorrow is a Depends pad in front, one in each of your back pockets, and an emergency cache in a backpack, briefcase, or whatever. I'm 90 days post op now, still having stress issues during the day, but no big deal. Night and day I wear a pad. I could use one for 24 hours easily, but I change it twice a day after showers. I'm so used to it now if I had to be this way for the rest of my life, I'd cope, but that's easy to say as every week is better than the last and I know I'll wind up 100% dry at some point.
However, I remember being at your stage and standing in a store, talking to a nice young sales girl who was ringing up my purchases, and as we chatted Willie was squirting away as if I was in the privacy of my bathroom. I knew the pad would protect me but it wasn't easy looking 'natural.'
Have faith. It will get better. Although for a month or so you'll think it never will. Above all, have a sense of humour about it. After all, in the fun department, it's a pisser!
Sheldon AKA Sleepless
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn --- perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9, so far, so good
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"
First post op PSA Sept 09 0.02
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues, but better every week.