I had my prostate out 3 yaers ago, and I have had urgency since the catheter was removed. I was off pads after 3 months, but when ever I drink something, within a half hour I will get the urge to go. If I don't go right away, the urge gets so great that I will start to drip and it gets very uncomfortable.
I have learned to live with it and it really does not bother me much anymore. I wish I didn't have the urge and could hold it longer, but small price to pay for not having cancer.
Age 56, Biopsy 6/2007 - PSA 4.5, 2 of 12 with <5% cancer Gleason 6
Surgery 9/2007 Strong Memorial, Rochester NY with Dr. Jean Joseph (1300 plus surgeries)
Path - Negative margins, cancer in 20% examined tissue, Gleason 6
Post Op - No ED issues, full erections without drugs, used 5-7 pads a day for 3 months. Now dry except for stress leaks now and then.
All post op psa's <.04