Hi Bob's wife: There are all kinds of weird aches and sensations post-op guys can get -- even two months after surgery. The surgeon has to cut through muscle etc. to get where he needs to go and and I have been told that muscle can take a long time to heal. Along with recovery from the incisions, some guys I've talked to had huge swelling in their testicles; others (like me) felt like their testicles weighed about
20 pounds for the first eight weeks or so.
I agree with DanMan -- bump that appointment with your physician to an earlier date than June. Your husband should not be experiencing a large amount of pain after two months. Maybe he's got an hernia?? Hernias are known to happen with greater frequency to guys who have undergone both robotic and open prostatectomies. I had symptoms of hernia pain but it took a year until the dam burst, so to speak, when two good-sized lumps finally protruded through my abdomen. I believe that's what was causing a lot of my post-op pelvic discomfort (not pain, just discomfort) some four or five months after my surgery.
Be sure to check into the hernia possibility the next time you see your doc. And by all means, see him/her asap.
Best to ya,
D.O.B - 8/9/52
PSA: First ever was 9.8 in late Oct. ‘06, two weeks later, 10.1
Biopsy results 11/22/06. Both lobes involved. Six out of eight cores positive - from 100 percent to 90, to 60, to 50, two 20s and two zeros.
Gleason 3+3 = 6
Da Vinci Robotic RP surgery, City of Hope, Jan 12, 2007
Post surgery pathology – Organ confined, Gleason still 6, margins clear. Volume of tumor much less than biopsy suggested. 12 percent overall.
First post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 2/20/07
Second post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 9/11/07
Third post-surgery PSA -- Undetactable, 2/15/08
Surgery for bilateral inguinal hernia repair, 4/4/08