Quick update on how things are going......................
He's doing really well. sore but coping with it, he has been taking ordinary Tylenol since the day after surgery as he had some kind of an allergic reaction to the one they gave us...hence the trip back to the ER, it's worked, not taking anything for pain now as it's not bothering him at all, he does still have some nausea which according to the Doc should have passed my now, but he also has a bad sinus problem due to allergies and they think that is what is causing the upset stomach.
We had to call them this morning as his testicles were very swollen, and he was finding it extremely hard to sit down, I know many of you have warned me about this but I really didnt know how big they could get....his are enormous, his surgeon told us to come in and she would take a look at him, I cant praise this young lady enough, she is about to qualify as a full urology surgeon and has such a wonderful manner about her that any hospital she goes to after she leaves the VA is getting one incredibly talented surgeon, the head of urology has told us that she is so good she scares him!!!, she may be about to qualify but has already done thousands of these ops and never had a failure yet. Well she took a look at him and told him they honestly everything is ok , she could inderstand his concern as they would feel very large to him but after this op they are normal!!! all I could say was OUCH !!!!, he also has a bit of a heat/yeast rash that will probably be making it even more uncomfortable for him, I mentioned that I had Gold Bond Medcated poweder at home and she said that should work great, If not...then get some athlete's foot cream and that should clear it up.
The only other problem that is really bugging him, is that he cant seem to lift his left leg, it hurts to try it and he dosen't seem to have any strength in it at all. he can walk on it fine, he just cant lift it to get into bed etc..Dr Noonas told us that it could be a slight nerve problem things get moved about in the op and though she knows she didn't cut anything she shouldn't she cant say she didnt move it...nerves don't like to be moved so they kind of go on strike for a while just to let you know they didn't like it, it's expected to be back to normal very soon, though she couldn't say when as that will depend on how angry the nerve is :)
We also confirmed today that we wil get the final pathology on April 4th, when they will remove his ' leash' as he calls it, he really hates that cath, he's been using the leg bag alot in the day and much prefers that.
One question I have for all of you though is how soon after the op did you begin get an errection, I only ask as this happened to him last night, obviously he dosen't want anything like that right now..not with the cath in,( I dont know if it would hurt or not but I would imagine it would)It took him by suprise and sent him running to the bathroom to check, but, yes it was deffinately trying, he said all he could thing at that point was think no...no...NOOO!! and I appologise to all you guys but I couldnt stop laughing at the expresion on his face, sheer panic simply can't describe it (does it really hurt that much???).
For all the post op stuff and any more updates I will probably start a new thread,as this one is getting long now. I have been keeping a diary of everything that's happened so far, but I think it would be too long to post on here, I may try and alter it a little and put it on as our Journey, I dont know yet, but I will be checking these boards daily, after all the help and encouragement you gave to us, I feel the need to help others in the same way. Again thanks to all of you and a HUGE HUG to all my amazing friends on her.