Hi Bob's MOM,
Welcome to this forum and I hope you stay too, and get lots of useful info. My husband and I were so lucky to have both my mum, and my husband's mum, stand by our side recently through his prostate cancer surgery. Although my parent's in law live 7 hours away and could not be actually here, we were in contact every day for weeks. Our mums both gave us much appreciated close support, love and tenderness, and they continue to be our main sources of stength (along with our dads who we are also lucky to have too). In fact, my mum is about
the only one I can really talk to with no reservations, about
all this from a wife's perspective. She understands, as I am sure you do. Welcome again. Bob is lucky to have such a loving mother!
Check out the helpful hints for surgery in the links above - we found the hints invaluable in preparing for surgery. There are several practical things we found assisted comfort also while in hospital. ie. taking a small (kid's) woolen underlay to put over the plastic hospital bed, under the fitted sheet (from about
half way up bed to shoulders/head). This stopped (or at least reduced) perspiration for the first post op hours in bed and first night, and was helpful.
Anyway, I hope this is helpful as I do not usually offer any advice being quite new to this experience myself MOM. Good luck and keep in touch. It is lovely to have another mother here.
kind regards, Lana
Lana posting for husband CJ (49 years). First PSA 3.5 (Nov 06). Open Radical Prostatectomy on Tuesday 17th April 2007. Gleeson 3 + 4 = 7. Confined to prostate. PSA 0.01 (June 07)