It has been two weeks since the surgery and I feel great. There is very little tenderness remaining and I can sit in harder chairs. Not for too long, but I don't need cushy, soft chairs. All of the stitches are gone and I have a tough time finding the puncture holes.
I did have a bit of a scare yesterday. I had a good-sized wet spot on my briefs. It didn't wet the golf shorts I had on but it was a half-dollar size wet spot. I had not felt myself leak during the morning and figured that I didn't "shake" well enough after peeing to get all of the urine out of the pipe. I changed briefs and took great care throughout the rest of the day to ensure I got all of the pee out after a trip to the bathroom and to monitor, as best I could, how it felt down there. I sneezed a few times due to fall allergies and never felt myself leak. I was still dry by bedtime. I slept with boxer shorts on and this morning found myself dry.
I attribute the wet spot to being less than careful after taking a leak. Of course, after 50, it's tough to ever get that last drop out anyway. Heck, I had that problem before my prostatectomy so I shouldn't be surprised or too concerned.
I have given the "squatting" restriction some thought. The route the straps take around the pubic bone and back to the incision site is very low. I was surprised to see the side puncture entry points so low in my groin area. I don't see how normal leg movement would be a problem. However, should the knees move upward greater than 90 degrees to the body, I can see where that might strain the area. Sitting in a chair or on the toilet approximates the 90 degrees. However, if the body leans forward too far in the chair or getting off the can, the 90 degrees can increase dramatically. In bed, while lying on the side, bringing a knee up to the chest would be easy to do, but that would exceed the 90 degrees by a large margin. I believe that might be the point. There is a real chance of pulling the area with that manuever. With my aged knees, I could squat once and then couldn't get up. I can't even squat to read putts at the golf course. But, I can certainly bring my knees up to my chest while lying on my side in bed. That's what I think needs to be avoided. Of course, leg lifts, crunches, jumping jacks, etc are extreme no-nos and should be avoided at all costs.
As always, for what it's worth.