We are about the same time out from surgery. As you probably are aware, each persons recovery is different. From what I am able to gather, the 3 main things to keep in mind while you are recovering are adequate rest, moderate exercise, and proper nutrition.
My recovery has been slower than expected and I had significant abdominal pain requiring medication for about a week after surgery. I feel tired all the time and sleep about 2-3 hours more a day than I did before surgery. I think the quick recovery talk is misleading and unhelpful. An RRP is major surgery and the doctors should give a range of between 2-8 weeks. If you are getting proper rest, nutrition, and exercise it is just a matter of time before you are back to 100%.
We have a family history of PCa. My Dad and uncle died from it at 65 and 53. My PSA velocity increased in the last 2 years and I had to talk my GP into refering me to a urologist.
Biopsy results: 5 of 11 cores positive, all 30%. Gleason 6. T1c. PSA 2.53 Date of biopsy 15MAY08.
Open RRP at Johns Hopkins with Dr. Partin on 09JUL08.
Pathology report: Gleason 6, pT2, neg. margins, 0 lymph node and seminal vessical, organ confined, I lost 1 nerve bundle and 22 lymph nodes.
As of today, about a month after surgery, I feel at about 80%. Urinary control seems to be improving. Little Elvis has taken a nap and has not awakened yet. I hope when he wakes up he is well rested because he is going to get one heck of a workout.