Hey Rick---glad you are in the recovery phase!!!
I'm 6 1/2 weeks out from da Vinci, and got a 0.01 PSA yesterday, and all other post-surgery is doing well. Here are my tips:
--Walk, walk and walk--does help with the whole digestive tract getting back, and you feel normal again just getting out in the fresh air
--But walking was hard because the catheter was really uncomfortable at the tip no matter what. I did use Vaseline frequently. Also, someone on here suggested dropping the tube connection straight down as far as possible, even to lower leg with some slack. My tube originally went directly over to my thigh, pulling and creating friction against the tip. So I re-taped it lower, just past my knee, and gave it some slack to sorta swing. I would have even dropped further but my tube wasn't long enough. Really helped.
--I took stool softeners for about
a week or more--others have said, very painful if you are constipated, and I got off pain killers quickly.
--Don't get over active. A friend of mine thought all was good after about
two weeks, he felt great, and played golf---big mistake.
--once stitches are healed up, about
two weeks, my brother-in-law DR suggested Vitamin E oil which I still put on every morning.
--I had very little incontinence issues. A little dribbling. I bought Depends and wore at night, but only a few times, and pads for occasional usage with dress slax etc. and went to briefs rather than boxers--good for support and all too.
Hope this helps!!!