Jay - Yep, gas is pretty much a fact of life with this surgery. My first day home last Thursday, I couldn't even lay down - didn't sleep at all that night. Just paced and paced and paced. Gas pressure that could fill a blimp and stomach rumbling that could wake the neighborhood. But, it will go away. Trust me. Usually before or with the first BM. DON'T force it! Just make sure you take stool softners and keep walking.
Age 59 - psa 2.5 to 4.5 in 11 mon.
9-17-06: DRE - enlarged prostate & nodule L/S
10-17-06: Biopsy Report: 3+3, 3+3, 3+4
10-30-06: CT & Bone Scan - OK
11-13-06: 2nd CT & chest X-ray - OK
11-28-06: Physical Therapy - Intro to Kegals
11-30-06: Pre-Op for Surgery
12-06-06: Robotic surgery
Cancer is what we HAVE
"Cancer SURVIVORS is who we'll be!!"