I would say that if you took an average of the guys on here, I would guess 2 to 3 months would be close. Some never leak after the catheter is removed, and some go for many months.
You will see progression, and it appears that usually it seems to be in stair steps. You will see no progress, and then you will see dramatic progress. Also, sometimes you will go backwards for a day or two, and then get better overnight.
Some liquids seem to make it worse. I find that iced tea and artificial sweetner cause me to leak . Some find wine or other alcohol is bad.
I would advise you to just figure out how to live with it, with pads, or Depends, or whatever. Some have found that going around the house without protection helps them to try a little harder to hold it.
Just don't let this darn PCa keep you from doing what you want to do. Even if you have an accident at your brother's house. Take along extra pants and some pads. Don't be embarassed. It is just what it is.
I was a slow stopper. I actually wore a clamp so that I could do what I wanted to do. Giving up my walnut was a big enough deal. I will not let it rob me any more.
I think you will do great if you already are doing as well as you are after only a couple of weeks. Just don't forget to keep on kegaling. Have a great holiday season.
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
15 month PSA <.01