Many thanks for the replies guys its much appreciated.
Lyn - That was pretty much my suspicion, I do tend to overthink stuff, but holding on does only lead to accidents and I am assuming that I do actually need to go when I feel I need to go if you catch my drift. I don't get any burning sensation so am assuming that I don't have any water infections. I'll go back to drinking plenty of Cranberry Juice, I had stopped since stopping with the pads, so I'm happy to start again if it helps.
Gonna see how the next few weeks go. I have a physio appointment at the end of Jan, I'd like to think that I can get some assistance from the experts.