I was out of bed and walking within 5 hrs after the recovery room. It was hard, but I did it about
every 6 hrs. until I was sent home the next day. I walked out the street and back as many times daily as I could, working up to covering a mile within the first week. It is really important that he try to walk early and often, if just short distances, adding more as you recover strength. Those who lay in bed too long will suffer in the long run with delayed recovery and healing time. I limited my social activities(church, resturants, etc.) for 10 days until the catheter came out. After that I went anywhere I wished. I would guess that within a week after catheter removal, he could return to most activites that don't require lifting. No riding bikes, lifting over 5lbs., the normal restrictions that come with abdominal surgery. Hope he has a good quick normal recovery...
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4/19/07 PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7
7/11/07 Biopsy- 16 core samples, size of gland around 76 cc. Staging pT2c
7/17/07 Path report: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe , GS 3/3:6.
9/24/07 (Open) Retropubic Radical Prostatectomy performed
9/26/07 Post-op Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Staging pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
10/15/07 ED- begin 50mg Viagra and Vacurect pump nightly, Fully continent
01/14/08 Caverject started/stopped, aching. .5ml Bimix started-success
3/24/08 ED- 6 mts.-Viagra, pump, Bimix continues- no response
Post-surgery PSA's:Nov-0, Mar-0