Post Edited (klondiker) : 2/23/2009 1:57:51 PM (GMT-7)
Hi everyone. Welcome to the forum - you have found friends. I would just second the comment made earlier - I took stool softeners for about 2 months after my suregery. My wife also made sure that I drank plenty of water - glass after glass as long as I was home. I also used the donut to sit on for a while when I went back to work.
I mentioned to my doc about needing to get up at night several times to urinate. He prescribed Detrol LA - not sure it is helping a lot but probably has cut out 1 or 2 trips a night (usually 3 to 5).
Hang in there - this too shall pass. David
Sounds like the same pain I had for about 8 weeks post op. It got really bad and I could only sit in my recliner in a reclined position to keep the pressure off that area. This is pretty difficuly when the worst of the pain is occurring while supervising the concrete guy who is poruing the footing to set a new house. (trailer) I must have had 3 or 4 cusions under me in the patio and a caraffe of coffee in the patio. Someone should have told me that the concrete guy could not read a blueprint. (God bless him, he fought in Korea)