renee - as long as your husband doesn't wake up in the recovery room seeing Goofy or any of the Seven Dwarves, he should be ok, unless they are pumping too much morphine into him.
ger42 - its might not be pleasant reading about
some of our complications, but even though they might not be the most common, you need to be aware of them. and you mostly won't know what happened until you are well out of recovery. most surgeries go well without complications, but there can be plenty of complications, one of the risks of surgery as a primary treatment.
as far as eating the first few days home, that varies so much, patient by patient, and is very subjective at best. me, in the 3 weeks post surgery, i hardly ate at all, and mostly ate simple things, i.e. scrambled eggs, cream of wheat, soups, etc. i had
open surgery, and was dealing with a lot of post surgery pain issues the first few weeks. took me a good month to have any kind of real appitite. i believe i lost some 23 lbs in that first month. i am sure the men/husbands here will be able to communicate what they feel like eating or not. a lot depends on how quickly their bowels are back in order.
58, 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, no problem post SRT
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, next one: Aug 3
Latest: 7/9 cath #6 - 41 days, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 - 38 days, mapped 9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath, 10/5 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, Cath #10 43 days, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4, Caths #11 and #12 ,Cath #11 - 21 days, Cath #12 - 41 days, 3/2- Corr Surgery #5, Cath #13 - 4 days, Cath #14- 27 days, Cath #15 - 26 days, Cath #16 - 31 days, Cath #17 - 39 days, 7/2 - Corr Surgery #6, Cath #18 - 13 days, Cath #19 - 17 days, Total Blockage, Cath # 20 - 7/19