Be sure he eats lots of soft-type foods for awhile, like soups, meat loaf, melon etc. It's very important right now.
I remember one day early on (after eating some fried mozzarella the day before) I felt like I was trying to pass a two-by-four. Brutal.
For the first four weeks, I took the stool softeners every day and had my coffee every morning, followed by about
eight ounces of very warm prune juice (gag) followed by a cold glass of water. Lemme tell ya, if that combo doesn't
open the floodgates, nothing will.
I had spoken to some other guys and agreed that it's better to have diarrhea in the morning than constipation during your recovery. Any guy will tell you that the bowel movements can be nightmares after surgery. That's when the straining can happen, the hemorrhoids, bleeding from the urethra etc.
My two cents -- but ask your doc.!!
54 years old
PSA = First ever was 9.8 in late Oct. ‘06, two weeks later, 10.1
Biopsy results 11/22/06 (6 out of 8 cores positive), both lobes, Gleason 3+3 = 6
Da Vinci Robotic RP surgery, City of Hope, Jan 12, 2007
Post surgery pathology – Organ confined, Gleason still 6, margins clear.
First post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 2/20/07