Congrats on you arriving at the other side. Healing and recovery begins from here...
I think it normally takes the bowel 4 days to refill if it has been purged clean with a pre-surgery cleanser. Continue the stool softeners for a week or so after the first bowel movement is what was recommended to me...
Using Neosporin or such on the tip where the tube enters will relieve that soreness and lubricate it. A further issue may be whether the tube is properly secured to the thigh with tape or velcro, eliminating the lovement that is making it sore?
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,