The following is a practical solution for managing stress incontinence, for anyone who suffers this unfortunate side effect of radical prostatectomy. It has been brilliant for me and given me back the ability to live life with moderate stress incontinence, as normally as possible.
First a little bit of personal experience following my prostatectomy in April 2013 age 60:
After the initial recovery problems I was left with mild stress incontinence and able to manage fairly well using pads of different absorbencies from light to heavy - between 1 to 3 per day depending on the amount of physical activity I was doing. However, after a period of a couple of years despite my efforts to control the incontinence I started to need more pads which then began to seriously affect my lifestyle and normal exercise routines of jogging, walking, golf, gym use etc.
A referral to my local incontinence nursing team lead to me being offered a sheath and leg bag solution, but I found that the long leg bag was impractical for me as I wear shorts a lot. I also found it to be somewhat cumbersome and uncomfortable. A discussion with the nurse resulted in me trialling a Conveen Active* thigh bag (capacity 250ml) by Coloplast (See You tube for details). After a short trial period I found I needed to use an elasticated support around the leg bag to stop it from slipping down the thigh. After a year or so of successful use, I started to develop a rash on my thigh from the adhesive on the thigh bag.
My wife then came up with the brilliant idea of sewing a pocket onto the inside of a pair of boxer shorts to hold the bag in place and keep it away from direct contact with the skin. I no longer need to strap the bag around my thigh and for the last 2 years this has worked a treat for me to the point where I can enjoy all the activities that I did before my surgery.
No pads, no straps, no leg rash, just a pocket in the boxers!! 😁
If you have stress incontinence, I would highly recommend giving this a go.
Hope this helps.