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I had my Op in early March and am still not all the way there yet. I am currently on 1 pad a day and having therapy.
I was also worried and asked here about it and got the advice you need. "Do not worry it will get better" That is good advice . Some of us take longer than others as we get older but you will get there.
Mike C, can you explain better how you achieved continence? Right now I never need to sleep with a pad, I've got it fairly under control sitting down, but on my feet it is just very insidious, no matter how I tighten up my muscles from my knees up to my armpit, I'll still have a few drops that leak out like a leaky faucet. Thanks for saying that things will improve. It does give one a sense of hope!!
ScotK: I've dealt with this issue more than most as I had Brachytherapy and an RRP. I found a few useful items at Allegro:
Tried clamps, condom caths, etc and hated them (slipping off or just plain uncomfortable). Now I use Tena guards along with a super absorbent adult diaper when at work. Easy to replace the guards and the diaper catches any overflow. At home I use regular baby diapers - cheaper.
I only sweat it a bit when I'm at work, Fortunately, not an overly physical profession. I think those of us who experience this are hyper-aware of being in public with incontinence when most of Joe Public doesn't notice and could care less. At home I use regular baby diapers - cheaper.
Scheduled for a AUS in about 4 mos as soon as docs are confident the scarring has matured around my bladder neck.