I went back to work after 3 weeks. I am on my feet almost all day (I am in retail sales). Late afternoon was the worst part. My surgeon said your body begins to tire then and you leak more.
Most of us would wear pads inside our Depends and change the pads out when they get wet. The Depends catch any access leakage and the pads are much cheaper. I would put the pads in sandwich bags and when I changed them, I would put the used pad back in the bag and close it tight to prevent any odor and throw it away in the bathroom waste basket.
Remember, if you can smell urine, others can also. Change you pads frequently for that reason and to avoid UTI.
Since my surgery was near Disney World, we bought a year pass and went to Disney every time I had a follow up appointment with my surgeon. I dropped many a used pad in the wastebaskets at Disney.
Good luck in the coming weeks
Bill from Florida
Age - 63
Feb. 2012 - PSA 18.5 Biopsy 4/27/12
Positive 10 of 12 cores, Gleason 6 then
Da Vinci Surgery 07/17/12, Dr. Vipul Patel, Celebration Health Hospital
EPE, positive margins, bladder neck involvement,
Gleason 3+4=7, involving 50% of gland, prostate weight 57 g.
Stage pT3a, Lymph node involvement: 0/4
All post-op PSA tests through 10/15/13 undetectable <0.1
PSA 1/15/14 0.1
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