Hello, and welcome cease, I agree, sorry you need to be here, but glad you found us. Most of that pain you described is very common among men here with recent surgeries, whether it be robotic or open. One thing they will all tell you, is to drink plenty of liquids, to keep everything flushed out of you after surgery, and to use stool softeners as often as needed. And no, you aren't suppose to be doing enemas after the surgery, didn't they give you a check list of do's and don'ts when they sent you home? if the pain is too much, I would be speaking to my dr. about something mild for the pain, no need suffering needlessly. I have been out of surgery a bit over 3 months, and it can still hurt up there if I sit on anything too hard for too long, i.e. a hard wooden stool or chair. Find you a nice comfy place to rest and sit, use extra or even special donut pillows if it would help. you are only 18 days out of surgery, so please be patient as your body heals and sorts all the changes out. my best to you, keep us posted of your progress.
david in sc
Age 56, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3
3rd Biopsy 9/8 Positive 7 of 7 cores pos, 40-90%, Gleason 7
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves saved, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsular, clear margins, clear lymph nodes
First PSA Post Surgery 2/9 .05