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Lets hope that pads will be a non issue. I stocked up on diapers and pads and happy to say I tossed 90% of them in the trash. I wore diapers at night for less then a week to build up confidence and within 2 weeks I dropped the pads. One note of caution, don't physically exert yourself to soon. I rode a bike 6 weeks after surgery and suffered with pain and some leakage for a week afterwards. Now all is fine and I would say my urinary function is 95% of what it was prior to surgery. Good luck.
A lot depends upon the skill of the surgeon I believe. I also bought some diapers but never needed any. There will likely be the occasional accident ( twice for me ) at night however for the first few months so it's best to have a protective pad on the mattress like they have in nursing homes.