No offence, but I've never known how on earth anyone can claim to be nearly' fully incontinent' as soon as the catheter is removed? Even a skilled surgeon isn't Dynamo... there is still the hole that the prostate sat in and the loss of the biggest sphincter down there (the prostate).
Fair play to those that don't leak, dribble, become like a fountain after surgery...I just don't anatomically, get it.
Mine was radical radical surgery with very little being 'spared' so I guess I was unlucky. But literally, as soon as the little ol pipe was taken out, Niagra falls started. I couldn't stand, walk, sit in a certain way, without soaking my pad and this lasted for weeks.
Kegals does help. But unless you are very fortunate, don't expect to not have some problems in the waterworks department.
I'm now 7 months after surgery and 33 sessions of radiotherapy (and hormone therapy) and still leak. I'm down to a pad a day. I'm 48 and fairly fit (ish)
The worst thing for me has ALWAYS been the need to pee following surgery. Despite time and meds, this has never gone away and is much worse than it ever was before surgery. I literally could pee every 15 minutes.
However, we are all different, all made differently, and you might not suffer much at all with the urological stuff.