ell, I came through the tunnel and am now on the veteran side!!!!!!This may get quite lengthy but should have good info for new members so here goes. Davinci procedure about
2 pm Wednesday the 1st at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. One of seven that day. Apparently all went well. I did not talk to Dr. Peabody but he told my wife all contained in the prostate and no signs of anything outside the capsule. Great news.They did not even do the count back in the surgical room. Wheeled me in on the gurney. I transferred to the operating table and the last I remember was the doctor asking if everyone was ready and then I woke up being manhandled in recovery. You guys know what I mean when its seems they are jostling you every which way and all seem to be yelling at you.
I don't know if anyone had this problem but I had excrutiating, and I mean excrucriating pain in my left shoulder. Swimom can probably help. They say your body is tilted about 30 degreesfrom horizontal with your head down. They said the gases got into the shoulder. Also my left leg was swelled and numb. They also said this is a result of the position. So anyway got out of bed about 2 hours after arriving in my room and went for a long walk. Couldn't sleep well because of the shoulder so got myself up at 3 and 5 am and went for more walks. Belching as loud as I could trying to get rid of the gas.Couldn't feel any farts coming on yet but eagerly awaiting. Came home Thursday around 5. Clothing: Robe,sweatpants and large shirt.Had some severe pains waiting to pass gas, you know how it builds up but won't come out. Told my wife now I can imagine what contractions are like. Finally around nine had one toot with a few following. Never in my life wanted to fart so bad. Around 10 had some good ones and removed a lot of pressure. A note for guys in the future. The info will say to drain the day bag every one to 2 hours. Watch this closely. I was emptying mine every 45 minutes.My wife ran out for a bit and I fell asleep for awhile. YOU DO NOT WANT THAT BAG TO OVERFILL. WOW IS THAT PAINFUL. Any way sorry this is so long just want to talk with my coffee in hand. No where on any posts did anyone warn anyone about domestic pets. IF YOU HAVE A CAT DO NOT, DO NOT EVER LET THEM SEE THE CATHETER. they think this is the greatest toy since cat nip.you do not want them to get ahold of it. 56, you were right, I went to check on hofer the one eyed gopher and he does look all pissed off, retracted back to the sac and a pissed off look with that tube sticking out of his head!!!!!! So, just hanging around in my robe, no underwear, day bag on and doing fine. For you new guys, for the first day it is going to feel like someone rabbit puched your gut. These are the portal holes. But this is day two and this is improving immensely.
Sorry if I bored anyone. Thanks for all the prayers and support and if any one has any questions do not hesitate to ask