My surgery was 4 1/2 weeks ago and I am still suffering from rectal pain and abdominal cramps when urinating and bowell movements. I find I feel ok in the morning but by about 1:00 to 2:00pm in the afternoon, I just run right out of any energy that I had. I am still taking it easy and am not back to work yet. I am taking tylenol 2 and advill for the pain but it only helps part of it. Some of the guys on hear I have talked,to, seem to have such great recoveries and didn`t experience some of these pains. My catheter was removed 2 1/2 week ago and I thought the pain and discomfort would lessen alot, but still feel like my insides were carved up. I have not had an erection yet, but I do find there is either swelling or some blood flow which enlarged the penis a littlle, but when that happens its quite painfull.
I am not trying to complain here but, maybe my recovery isn`t as good as some others. I had chronic prostate infections over the last 25 years of my life( i`m 55)and maybe thats why I`m dealing with what I`m dealing with.
If any other men are dealing with some of the things I`m dealing with I would like to hear from them. Or if there`s anything that worked for others in their recovery I would like to hear from them. Maybe I`m too impatient!!