I have had the drip after urinating both before and after radical prostatectomy. However, I am now even more conscious of it, especially while my continence was still improving. My urologist explained that often urine can collect where the urethra is at its lowest point in the body, before it travels up and out the penis. His advice, which has worked well for me, is to apply pressure to the perineal area (behind the scrotum) which tends to push up on this low point in the urethra. With a little practice, I found I could do this at a urinal simply by reaching a few fingers back without causing attention.
Father diagnosed and cured at age 52.
08/21/07: Diagnosed with T1c cancer
1 of 12 biopsy cores positive; 10% tissue
Gleason score: 3+3=6
PSA level prior to biopsy: 4.3 (velocity < 0.4ng/ml)
10/19/07: da Vinci prostatectomy by Dr. Vipul Patel at OSUMC.
Difficult surgery due to prostate inflammation.
Both nerve bundles spared.
Spongy erections began within 24hrs of surgery!
10/24/07: Catheter out; down to 1 Serenity pad/day next day.
Final pathology: neg margins, no capsular penetration,
Gleason 3+3=6, 5% tumor involvement, multi-focal.
11/04/07 First usable erection with Cialis
11/22/07 Bye-bye, pads