Hey there, I had experienced a lot of pain let that after my
open surgery. I heeded all my doctor's warnings at the time about
weight restrictions, no sexual attempts, etc, being very compliant.
The Advil class OTC mets you were told to take would be best to reduce the swelling in the areas affected, but there is a risk of that causing bleeding, which I had an issue with.
A lower class pain med (prescript
ion) is the classic Loratab, either the 7.5 or 10 mg, depending on pain level and body weight. But you have to be careful about
not injesting too much in a 24 hr period, because of the amount of the Tylenol ingredient, which I believe is 500 mg on each tablet, and that can cause liver problems or damage for some.
Hopefully it will continue to heal naturally, and then the pains should keep abating. Good luck, listen to your body, and mind your doctor!
Please keep us posted
David in SC
57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.33rd Biopsy
: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3Open RP:
11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09Path Rpt
: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incontinence: 1 Month ED: Non issue at any point post surgery
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12
Latest: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out 38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped 9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 43 days, 1/10 - Corrective Surgery #4, and Caths #11 and #12 in at the same time