I am not sure what is common I think it depends on each indivdual and how they heal etc. I have seen guys here have good contenence from the first day to others that use 5 or 6 pads a day. In my case I used a pad during the day and one during the night of a little more absorbant kind. I did this for 2 or 3 days and have pretty much went to one small ligt pad a day (24 hours). I am now out of surgery a total of 15 weeks and still wear the one small one every day as much for confidence. I don't leak much but just can't quite shut the faucet off and a drip comes every now and then. I would say I was better early in the day and as I got more tired did have more problems starting in the mid afternoon. I would say you seem to be pretty much as normal as can be expected and it will get better each day but don't be surprised if some days are harder again, I still have it work that way. Hang in there and I am waiting for one full year to pass and then see what I feel like overall, I am really good but there are days it just don't work the same and the doctor told me it could take up to a year for things to seem pretty normal every day.
Age 49, PSA 6.22 on 9-26-06
Biopsy 11-01-06, 2 of 13 cores 10% cancer, 2 other cores abnormal Up-dated 20% prostate cancerous
Gleason score 3+3=6 After Pathology report 3+4=7 some agressive 5 cells found
Da Vinci surgery 01-09-07 UW Madison
Pathology Report- cancer 100 % capsual contained 1-18-07
Catheter removed 1-18-07 suffered bladder spasms Catheter reattached 1-18-07
Catheter removed 2nd time 1-24-07
1st Post PSA Blood Test 3-22-07 <.01 Undetectable
2nd Post PSA Blood Test Scheduled for 7/5/07
Incontenence 1 Pad a day
ED back to 90-95% prior to surgery - no medication required.