Hi Kook. I am very pleased to say things are going well! I'm "going" probably easier and better than I have since my early 20's. All in all, I think it was successful procedure and would have it done again if needed. I HAVE self-cathed a few times after urinating since my surgery and get "next to nothing" out so my uro said I could discontinue doing that, much to my relief. He thinks, although he said there is no scientific research to back it up, that the more you empty your bladder completely with self-cathing, your bladder muscles get used to being fully contracted rather than stretched, and over time your bladder function "may" improve. I think I got very lucky and everything was caught in time so I didn't suffer any permanent lasting damage to the bladder or kidneys.
I will go back in June for an ultrasound of my bladder and kidneys and then after that my uro said I probably will go back on yearly visits if everything is normal. So far my bloodwork has been fine.
I apparently was one of the few that had some post-op swelling for a week or so after the turp procedure, after the removal of the 4th cath a week later everything flowed normally though
Best of luck to your father, I know from experience it is a very "trying" situation for him to be going thru.