The road to continence can be a wet and slippery path.
I found for myself, in those first weeks, I would grab hold of Willie when I was getting up and literally pinch him off. As you kegal, and as you train your muscles, you will get better at pinching it off with your pelvic floor muscles.
Because I was a slow learner, I actually used a Cunningham clamp which can squeeze Willie for several hours at a time. I had to do it for working. They are not as bad as they sound.
Some of the pad usage is always how you lay then in your briefs. Use tight briefs so the pad satys in one place. I found using two pads gave me better success at catching whihever way Willie was laying, I went to Walmart and bought the cheapest high absorbant pads they had.
It took me 8 months, but I am 99.9 % dry. Still can get a squirt or a drip here and there, but generally my briefs are adequate to catch it.
Good luck. It is frustrating. Be sure and wear dark pants, so if you do leak, it doesn'tshow too bad.
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 injection
No pads, 1/1/10, 9 month PSA < .01
1 year psa (364 days) .01