Give yourself a break. progress comes slowly. You should be in to kegel exercises off and on all day. Your new plumbing system including those muscles need to be trained so that they react when you aren't thinking about it, for example before you sneeze or before you stand up from a sitting position. My Doc used the expression "retraining your bladder." Do the execises while walking like you are trying to hold it in. Do them at traffic stops in the car. You will see and measure progress week by week. It took me 3 months and I noticed OVER TIME that I needed fewer large pads, then I could use smaller ones, then down to 2 a day, then 1, then....none! Three months. So once again give yourself a break.
Age 55, two teens, very fit cyclist (avg 2000+ miles per year) and weight, diet, etc. consistent with good habits. Stressful job as attorney; very supporting wife who is helping me through every stage of this war.
2006 PSA - 1.5
2007 PSA - 2.3
2008 PSA - 5.3 (18 mos.)
2009 Jan. 20 - Biopsy 12 samples
Feb 3 Dx 2/12 samples positive, low volume (5% and 7-10%)
Gleason 3+4, later downgraded by second opinion at Johns-Hopkins to 3+3, but "it's still PCa" as my Doc said.
Laproscopic surgery April 9, University of KY Medical Center, Lexington, 3 days in hospital, catheter removal April 21.
Pathology: clear margins, no cancer in prostate: told that this is very rare and Doc has only seen it in 3 out of over 1400 cases; I rearched the concept of "vanishing cancer" and found a tumor classification of tP0 and asked Doc if it applied to me. He said that it was unlikely because if a pathologist had done a much more detailed analysis of the tissue, he would likely find more foci somewhere, and biopsy found "needle in the haystack as opposed to the tip of the iceberg"; Nevertheless, it is a blessing;
Regardless of the science, my family says "miracle."
Now working w/ post-surgery issues....