Sorry for the surgeon's optimism. Average time on here is probably 3 to 4 months. It took me 8 months, but I am 99 % dry.
One of the first things I ask surgical candidates is if they really understand what incontinence is. Most of the time the surgeon just glosses over the word. It doesn't mean you made a mistake, bur it is a tough thing to deal with.
Go to Walmart or a large grocer and get some men's pads. You may have to experiment with one that best suits you. You most likely will see little progress for a period of time, and then one day you will see major progress. If no one gave you Info on kegals, you can google some good info. By taking out your prostate, you list a major valve, and some of your urethral muscle when they removed the prostate. You need to retrain your pelvic floor muscles to replace that function.
Good luck. You are through the first hurdle. Now you have clear the others in beating this Pc monster. Welcome to HW.
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