Posted 4/4/2021 4:30 PM (GMT -6)
I hope everyone is having a lovely Easter.
I am 12 days post-op after open RP, and I just had what I would describe as my first normal BM (I've had lots of very small ones, but nothing approaching normal size).
This one decided to lodge itself after it got about a quarter way out, and it took some straining to get it free.. that was followed by two more that followed the same pattern. All in all, there was quite a lot of straining throughout (I would say 20 moderate strains, but 0 really hard ones).
I've been one of the lucky ones - since surgery, I've had zero urine or blood coming out around the catheter, so I'm wondering: how do I know if I've damaged something internally? (and to those who will suggest this, YES, I will be starting laxatives asap - docusate has been pretty useless for me).
Thanks in advance!