I know as much anyone the great desire to be LFPF.
BUT, I went into this thing knowing it may take a year to get to normal. I even understood I may never be as good as I was before the "dance with Davinci"
I have found in my own life a kind of peaceful place, that says, it is what it is, I'm cancer free, and when the leaking stops, I'll be glad, but if it never gets any better, it's still better than dying of bone cancer or some other offshoot of bone cancer.
It has allowed me to relax a little and just take it as it comes. Do my kegels (sometimes), and do whatever else I'm supposed to do or not do (sometimes), and just take it a day at a time. For my first month, I used a clamp, which may have set me back on my pee pad count, but definitely made my life more tolerable.
After reading hundreds of posts, I have come to the conclusion that there is no secret formula, no special surgical technique, or some other way that allows sonme guys to be pad free quickly, and others not.
I liked the guy who said he clenched his but cheeks so tight, a tractor couldn't pull a needle out of his ass. I just can't clench mine that tight, and after a while, the needle will fall out.
All I can say is patience appears to be our only hope in this deal.
Good luck my wet brothers !
Age 58, PSA 4.47 Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic 4/14/09 Nerves spared, but carved up a little.
0/23 lymph nodes involved pT3a NO MX
Catheter and 2 stints in ureters for 2 weeks .
Neg Margins, bladder neck negative
Living the Good Life, cancer free 6 week PSA <.03
3 month PSA <.01 (different lab)
5 month PSA <.03 (undetectable)
6 Month PSA <.01
1 pad a day, no progress on ED. Trimix injections