I have been doing the get up 3-4 times a night to go think for two years. Watching the alcohol and caffine helps a bit as does controlling liquids. Another thing that helps me is taking one Advil PM just before bed. If I do this I can go 2-3 hours before getting up and otherwise it is every 1-2 hours. My Doc says this is no problem with the Advil which has the same ingredient and amount as Benadryl. For some reason I like the Advil PM better than Benadryl.
Good luck on your recovery. It sounds like you are headed the right direction. Unfortunately kegals, and all the other stuff had no effect on my incontinence. I was never advised to hold kegals that long. A therpyst did tell me to avoid fatigue of those muscles. Don't give up, most guys eventually dry up. I never die so I now have an AUS and will have it activated in two weeks.
64 year old male in excellent physical condition.
PSA jumped 3 to 8 in one year
pt2b NO Mx with a Gleason score 3+3=6.
DaVinci RP, 7/23/08. Tumor type: Acinar
size 5.5 cm x 5.7 cm weight: 77 gm.
Incontinence & ED. Dry nights , no control during day.
FUDS and cystourethroscopy testing 10/09.
24 hr pad wt. 219gm. AUA sympton index 13/35=moderate
Virtue sling surgery 2/3/10 NYU med center
Appeared to help but gradually returned to pre surgery condition.
Back to 3-4 pads/day.
Latest PSA 4/1/10 negative.
AMS 800 artificial urinary sphincter implanted 7/8/10 at U of MI.