Hello again, one and all:
It's been a full 2 weeks since my open RP surgery. 4 days in the hospital and 10 days since at home. Still have the catheder, and will continue until December 15th. It is my single biggest complaint, the length of time it has and will be in place. That and the feeling I am going out of my mind just sitting around and empty house. My wife, a nurse, works long and hard hours, all my kids are adult age and working, so not a lot of people around during the day. I only seem to have so much attention span right now for reading, internet, tv, etc. I try to do a few simple chores around the house, but with the weight limitation, and limited range of motion with catheder, makes that hard too. I seem to be healing properly, incision looks clean and healthy now that the staples are gone. Strongest pains I experience now are probably 4 out of the 1-10 scale, so I am only taking Loratab on an as needed basis, an nothing the rest of the time. I am sure what I am feeling right now is very normal, for a 56 year old guy that just had major surgery 2 weeks ago. It's hard sometime, as I feel that I am a prisoner in my own house because of the catheder. And when that finally is taken out, then I have to deal with incontinence part and ultimately the ED part, though with both nerve bundles cut out, I feel that subject is utterly useless to think about. Sorry to run on, sometimes I still get overwhelmed by this. After 3 previous bouts of cancer, I sure the hell didn't need to experience the special world of PC. Sorry again.
David in SC