Your experience in the first week post-catheter is typical. Sounds like you’re right on track. Just keep exercising — lots of walking — and doing kegels. Drink plenty of water to flush the system and expand the bladder, which will have shrunk over 12 days with the catheter. Read Dr Catalona’s Webpage on regaining continence post-RALP. Avoid or at least cut back on bladder irritants (alcohol, caffeine, carbonated beverages) till you’ve got some control back.
Most of all, be patient. While some are fortunate to be fully continent within a couple of weeks of catheter removal, for most of us the timeline is longer. You’ll have good days and bad, but over the longer term you’ll likely see steady progress.
Also, if you search “incontinence” in this forum, you’ll find many members’ stories on the subject.
Age 60 at dx
Dx July 2017 after biopsy G8 (4+4), 5/13 cores, bone scan clear
RARP Aug 11, 2017 (Dr Patel)
Post surgery pathology: pT3a, tumor 30% of gland; EPE+, SV- and 3 lymph nodes clear
PSA 1/2016, 2.9; 4/2017, 7.2; 9/25/2017 (first post-RARP), 0.13; 10/10/2017, <0.05
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