To give you the expected generic answer "it is early days" and that is because it still is early days. To get to the nitty gritty, how much are you leaking into the 6-7 pads, is it a constant dribble or do you suddenly leak a large amount in one go, how much do you urinate normally through the penis, how much are you drinking and equally important what are you drinking, are you doing the PFEs correctly and how many are you doing and how often ? Is it better at night than in the day, is it worse when you are moving about ?
Does your hospitial have an incontinence nurse, if so get a referral ? You will probably be asked to monitor your intake and output and record it in a form. Google "incontinence chart" and you will see an example of the typical details required, my nurse wanted a three day record . To get the volume of leak into the pad simply weigh the wet pad then subtract the weight of a dry pad from the wet pad, one gram is equal to one ml so 300g is 300ml. Accurate kitchen scales are relatively cheap. Get a urine bottle to measure the output from the penis, some bottles have a measurement scale on them, if not use the same method as getting the pad volume.
Are you doing the PFEs correctly, there is a brilliant app for android smartphones called prostate aerobics that gives you some tuition and reminders. Not something to do on a regular basis but can you actually stop urinating mid stream ?
The blood that you passed may have been congealed blood or a scab coming away and may have been partially blocking the urethra and helping with the continence. From my own experience a blockage in the urethra probably helped me regain my incontinence quite quickly.
6-7 pads is an awful amount per day, are you changing them each time you leak ? Which pads are they and do you have confidence it thier ability to absorb a leak, I stood in the shower with a pad in my underwear and let it leak, it gave me the confidence to get out and about. The tenna 2 pads are supposed to hold around 750ml but a really big leak at a good flow rate might not be contained.
On the subject of flow, if you do get a urine bottle you can divide the volume of urine by the time taken to pass the urine to get a flow rate.
There are various options you can consider in the future but no doubt your medical staff will want you to perceiver at such an early stage. There is no all fits one answer but 6-12 months is often quoted for "full" recovery.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery.