David, it sounds like you are doing the right things. be sure you're walking, too. I assume you passed gas since that was the requirement for Jeff before he could leave the hospital. Jeff did not have a BM for several days either (and had to drink some liquid laxative to get things moving) and it was somewhat painful, but once that first one was done, things moved along well. (sorry, I just had to say that!
) Check with your doctor if it gets to be too long a period. how long is too long? I don't know.... kat
Husband Jeff 56 years old diagnosed July 27, 2006
PSA 6.5, 2 positive areas in biopsy, Gleason 3+3=6
Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy August 30, 2006
pathology report - all clear - cancer gone
1st post-surgery PSA test <0.1, 2nd post-surgery PSA test <0.1, 3rd PSA <0.1
no more pads Oct 12, 2006
first "real" erection with use of pump 12/16/06
3/07 - occasional dribbles and erections with Cialis and pump
8/07 - 1 yr PSA <0.1
9/1/07 - achieved erection with Viagra - no pump!
3/08 - 18 mo PSA <0.1
switched to Levitra - works much better than Viagra & Cialis - fewer side affects
summer of 2008 - have had a few erections with no drugs! yeah!!
8/08 - 2 yr PSA <0.1