Maybe we need to talk about comparative continence.
When the PA pulled my cath, and gave me a container to hold under Willie, I kind of forgot what I was supposed to do. As I was standing there talking, I wasn't aware that I was peeing all over the floor. I couldn't stop it.
Today, I can go out for an evening, or on a light day such as Sunday, I can skip my pad. I would say comparatively, I am continent, but when I lift something heavy, bend awkwardly, or sneeze, I squirt a little, just like my wife does as a result of having 5 kids.
So, I would say that comoaratively speaking, I am continent, but my wife still has to wash a lot of underwear. I kind of feel naked without my pad.
Now if I had Jeff's shocker pad, that lit me up when I leaked, I would probably be totally continent.
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