Get several pairs of hip-hop pants they either zip of button all the way on the outer side of both legs.
These are a must since you'll most likely leave with a catheter. Even with a catheter you will be able to take walks outside. You will also need socks, and non skid slippers, pads, and depending on how far you are from the hospital and I hate to say this possibly diapers. If you have a catheter for awhile most are usually in for about
2 weeks. that way you can get dressed. I would also recommend and mp3 player with your favorite music. You can purchase rather cheap. Also need basic shaving items, if you have a favorite soap or shampoo. Get either some books light reading, cross word puzzles. For home get chucks and plenty of them, pads, soup, have some light meals prepared ahead of time.You will need surgilube for the tip of your penis at the urethra it can become very sore when the catheter is in place, also alcohol wipes also for cleaning the catheter, vinigar for rinsing the foley bag. Rubber gloves and a hand sanitizer. This is something most nurses should know but it is not always practiced so also inform your wife the on the tube of the catheter there is a clamp this is to clamp off when emptying the foley bag. It prevents back flow of urine. The way that this is done hold the tube down so that as much urine is out of the tubing as possible then clamp it off or pinch it. This will prevent help bladder spasms. Also get some tucks they can be soothing as the rectal area can become quite sore. Also have bags of ice on hand the scrotum get become swollen. Ask the nurses to supply plenty of bandages and tape, also shave your legs please do, my husbands nursed taped the catheter to his thigh and he didn't even think to do this. It hurt changing the bags or if they decided to change legs.
If they don't tape it ask them to, it prevents pulling and tugging.
Good Luck I hope this helps.
April 09 PSA 3.2
May 09 DRE enlarged prostate
July 09 PSA 5.2
July 09 Biopsy 5 out of 12 malignant
Gleason score: Primary 3, Seconary 4 Total 7
August 24, 2009
Radical Open Prostatectomy Andocarcinoma of the prostate
% of 4 and/or 5: 1-25%
% of 3 76-90%
Androgen deprivation effect: Negative
Apical involvement: Positive
Apical marginal involvement: Negative
Extraprostatic extension (EPE): Negative
Bladder Neck Shave: Negative
Areas of involvement: Right and Left lateral, posterolateral and posterior and left anterior apex and mid prostate
Principle area of involvement: Right and left lateral, posterolateral and posterior apex and mid prostate
Volume: Medium(100 Sq mm)
Ejaculatory Duct: Negative
Seminal vesicles involvment (SVI): Negative
Vas deferens N/A
High Grade PIN: Positive
Neuroendocrine differentiation: Negative
Pathologic Stage: pT2c NO MX