I'm sorry you guys have had this pain.
I didn't have to eat differently I was even allowed breakfast the morning of my op and had a BM 48 hours after the op once I was home again.
I was told beforehand that I must walk a lot to prevent things hurting and I did so. Including walking up three flights of stairs to my appartment the day after the op.
Gas pain inside the guts can defintely be dealt with by diet and excercise. But when i was given pain meds in hospital I was also given another med to protect the lining of my gut from the pain med!
I was also told that the CO2 would cause pain in the shoulders not the abdomen. I think abdomen pain can be caused by the skin getting stretched by the gas during the op and not by gas getting left behind afterwards. What pain I did have was in a very small area around the large incision above my navel and was said to be due to the trauma ie neither gas nor guts but the cuts.
Age at Dx 48 No Family history of Prostate Cancer
Married 25 years, and I cannot thank my wife enough for her support.
April 2009: PSA 8.6 DRE: negative. Tumour in 2 out of 12 cores. Gleason 3+3.
RALP (nerve-sparing) at AVL-NKI Hospital Amsterdam on 29th July 2009. Stay 1 night.
Partial erections on while catheter still in. Catheter out on 6th Aug 2009.
Dry at night after catheter came out
Post-op Gleason 3+4. Tumour mainly in left near neck of bladder.
Left Seminal Vesicle invaded, (=T3b!)
no perineraul invasion, no vascular invasion. clear margins,
Erection 100% on 15th Aug 2009, but lots of leaking
Stopped wearing pads on 21st Sept 2009
Pre-op style intercourse on 24th Oct 2009 !! No use of tablets, jabs, VED etc.
Nov 17th 2009 PSA = 0.1
Mar 17th 2010 PSA = 0.4!!! referred to radiation therapist
April 13th 2010 CT scan.
April 28th 2010 Started Radiation Therapy (66Gy - 33 sessions)
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