I would say I was completely dry within 48 hours of catheter removal...although I did wear a pad for about week or so for security. That's probably way ahead of the curve for most and represents a small percentage. Was that my surgeon, my physiology, my level of fitness, luck of the draw or all of the previous? Don't really know.
I'm 7 months post-open. No stress squirts, no leaks, no accidents and...no natural erection. I do have a higher sense of urgency to pee than before. But, that is improving all the time. Trimix injections seem to be waking junior up in the other department.
We're all different and respond differently to treatment.
-Nov/Dec 07, March 08 and Dec 08: Severe perineum pain . Septra/Bactrim for 8 months for diagnosed prostatitis.
-PSA start of 2008: 5.3..... PSA June of 2008: 7.3
-14 DRE all benign or nothing felt
-TRUS Biopsy Nov 08: 5 of 8 cores positive GS 3+3 or 6. 30-65%. Perineural invasion.
-General Health: pretty good, 5' 10", 180 lbs, slim.
-Open RP surgery: May 09 both nerve bundles spared. Bilateral lymph node dissection performed. Discharged 48 hours after surgery.
-Post Surgery Pathology: pT3a N0 MX, extraprostatic extension (EPE), stage III prostate cancer, lymph nodes clear, seminal vesicles clear, Gleason upraded to 3+4 GS 7. EPE within surgical margins. Other than prostate and EPE, all tissue removed negative for cancer involvement.