Hello folks. I am scheduled for a surgery at Mayo clinic to remove my seminal vesicles (SV's) and about 18-20 lymph nodes. They will do an "open" surgical procedure where a vertical incision will be made in my belly from my navel to my pubic bone. I am wondering what the recovery is like from this operation. They must go through my skin, stretch the muscles, then incise the abdomen wall, and finally get to the SV's. All of U who have had an open radical prostatectomy or a similar operation to remove lymph nodes near the prostate gland, can U tell me what the recovery was like, how much physical pain U had to endure, the time line to healing up, what was helpful to have around (I have heard a recliner is a necessity), the pain meds U used if any, how soon U could walk around, go up and down stairs, return to your full lire. Mayo will not give me any names of men who have been through this procedure to get info. Please write doc rok with any information that U men may have to share with me as I go through this procedure. It is planned for 11/17/16. Tx all. Doc Rok
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