You asked about laying on my side, yes the catheter tube is long enough for me to lay on either side or on my back. since I normally sleep on my right side and on the left side of the bed (looking from the foot of the bed, on the right side looking from the head of the bed) Ijust set thewaste paper basket on the floor with the night bag init. The first night at home, I had so much fluid in me that I woke up at about 4:30 AM and I reached over and lifted the bag to check to see how full it was and it was almost full so I got up and emptied it, but since then I have been able to sleep all night without filling it up.
I was up all day today, Monday, working in my home office at my computer and making phone calls and I took a very slow 15 minute walk. When I got back my right testicle was very sore so I took a couple of pain pills this evening and have been taking it easy and it seems to be okay now. If I am okay tomorrow I will walk a little farther, but will watch it to make sure I am not over doing it. I think for only being out of the hospital 3 days I am doing fine.
The only sore spot is along my stomach, it looks like one of the incisions was at my navel and the others were in that same area. I do not have any stiches or staples, just the sterry strips so that makes it easier.
PSA 6.6, , Had biopsies On October 26, 06 with 5 positive and less than 30% cancer in any of them. Gleason 3+3