I missed the last minute advice request. Two things- walk as often as you can, as soon as you can after surgery. Second, you will have a catheter and bag to collect urine, so you won't have to be running to pee like before. Take advantage of that and drink as much water as possible. This will rehydrate the body, help in flushing out blood clots and the surgery drugs and pain killers you have afterwards. It takes probably a week or longer for most people to get the surgery drugs out of thier body, so flushing well with water will speed you recovery. Soon enough you will have to be carrying yourself to the bathroom to pee, just like before...lol Enjoy this aspect of it while you can..
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
1/14/08 Caverject started/stopped, aching. 2/24/08 .5ml Bimix started-success
3/24/08 ED- 6 mts.-Viagra, pump, no response- Bimix continues
Post-surgery PSA's: 3 mt:0, 6 mt:0,