First, I realize how blessed and lucky I am. Seriously, I do. I will be 55 yo this week. Gleason score was (3+3 = 6). I had the Da Vinci Radical Prost. on 7-21-11 by Dr Dov Kadmon at Memorial Hosp in Houston, Texas. I only had slight pain for a day or two. I was discharged on 7-23-11. Have not taken any pain meds since leaving the hospital. Had catheter removed one week post op. (7-29-11) Wore an adult diaper that day and night. Hated the sight of it.
the next day i went without the diaper to see how "continent" i was or was not. Minor leakage throughout the day. Used one of my wife's pads. ( the very thin ones that stick inside your underwear). That worked great. ( Did not wear another diaper-ever ). Each day since, i have had less and less uncontrolled leakage. Today, 12 days Post Op, I have worn regular underwear with no pad whatsoever. No leakage, No problem. I pee when i want to just like normal. I am sure if i cough or sneeze there will be some leakage.
It will be a few weeks waiting for the Path report. of course a bit nervous. For the most part i feel almost completely normal now except for the ED. In terms of ED, it is very interesting. I feel life there but not much happens which i fully expect. I am surprised that all sensations are completely normal though. I can feel stimulation. I did not think that i would.
I am just beginning this journey.... but hopefully have the hard part behind me.
I intend on going back to work in another 6 days.
God bless all of you and good luck.