I had my prostate removed on 7th June this year with the robotic at Preston. The op went well and the surgeon was able to spare the nerves.. Being diagnosed at 54 by sheer chance really the option to remove the prostate seemed like the only one.
Initially,I was leaking every time I tried to do anything. Sitting on the sofa or at night was not too bad but it didn't take much to make me leak. Walking down the stairs whilst trumping and laughing was the perfect storm. 😀
Initially,I,was getting through 3 or 4 pads during the day but now I'm down to one during the day and one at night with neither really becoming appreciably wet. Don't get me wrong. If I try to lift to much or cough unexpectedly then I still do,leak but it's fairly easily manageable now. I'm back at work but working reduced hours due to the commute.
My main issue is with fatigue. I leave for work around half six and by half one I'm dead on my feet. Also,after a three day week I'm pretty well wiped out all weekend. I keep pushing to improve. I get a train to work and often walk the two and a half miles home from the station so I'm getting there.
I'm taking cialis, 20 mg twice a week and don't seem to have many problems in the bedroom although I think my drive has dropped off a bit. It all seems to have to be a little more planned but my wife is considerate and supportive.
So,I guess my main message John is keep plodding on. You will get there but it is a gradual thing and I think that thing too hard and worrying about it too much is just counterproductive. Keep up with the exercises and you will get there in the end.
May I wish you lots of luck on your journey.