Stage1, facing Robotic Rad Prostatomy mid-June 4 lesions (Gleason: 7,3+4)would like to compare notes with someone who has already had the surgery as far as recovery, any surprises, time to complete recovery (if ever) and anything else that may be applicable... ended up getting that damn infection within 2 days, should have gone to the emergency room instead of home but thought it was just a bug. just about went into Sepsis before it was caught , received 3 rounds of antibiotics ( a 7 day, retested positive, then 10 days and still tested positive finally got rid of the ecoli infection after 30 more days of antibiotics) it seems the infection had taken up residency in my perforated prostate) Thanks
UPDATE!!! June 27th 2019
I had the Robotic Assisted Laproscopy Prostatectomy on June 20th (2 weeks prior to that day I asked my PCP for a prescription to manage growing Anxiety - I highly recommend this,these will be discontinued when the "clean" pathology report comes thru) now on day 7 of recovery, .. And the most amazing part of the whole journey so far has been the total lack of pain associated with the actual Prostatectomy. The pain associated with the 6 little 3/4" incisions that are used to introduce the robotic pieces thru the abdominal wall can be Overwhelming, esp. when getting up, walking etc. Yes, I'm still with Cath, but it is coming out next Monday...
1. Specify that the damn Cath tube be SECURELY attached to your leg and not with masking tape! can be painful & dangerous (Statlock cath stabilization Device makes a good one)
2. If having General Anesthesia make sure you know that you can be puking your guts out while coming off of GA
3. ask for a AirLife to help your Pulmonary Function right after you wake up in Recovery
4. Get up and walk as soon and as often as possible - Your abdomen is blown up like a balloon prior to surgery to assist the surgeon. They don't do ANYTHING to get the gas out after surgery is done... The cramps & spasms coupled with the JOLTING PAIN from the incisions is terrible.
5. Before surgery buy a good stool softener, you will need them when you get home
any Questions? ASK AWAY!