I was essentially dry from the moment my catheter was removed. Since then I might have a drip or two after urinating, but I have not experienced stress incontinence. Now I feel the urgency a different way, but I still have excellent control.
Early on I wore a pad as insurance. Now I probably don't need a pad, but I got used to them. So some days I do, and some days I don't.
I did all the kegels prior to surgery, but I credit my experienced robotic surgeon for my return to continence. He maintains continence improvement is variable among patients. Thankfully, statistics show most patients recover completely.
I consider myself 100% continent.
Age at diagnosis-66 Diagnosed 6/16
RALP 10/16 at U of Chicago, Dr. Shalhav. Experienced internal bleeding post op requiring transfusion.
Pathology Gleason 3+4=7, tumor volume 15% Margins negative except for one focal margin, .1mm
PSA @ 6 wks <0.02;16 wks <0.02; 5/17 <0.02; 10/17 <0.02:4/18 <0.02