Hi gtm -- Cedar Chopper hit the nail on the head, as far as I'm concerned. I hope you are back in action within three weeks, but as Cedar said, this particular surgery isn't overly painful or anything -- it just seems to sap the energy-- big time- at least in our cases.
Like Cedar, I was wondering at about
six weeks out of surgery whether I'd ever feel like my old self again. Then, at week seven, I finally felt like my old energy level was returning. Things have only gotten better since.
Even sitting may be uncomfortable for you for a few weeks after surgery. So be prepared to bring a pillow to work..
Anyway, of all things, don't try to be a hero and rush your recovery. I tried that and paid dearly at about
four weeks out.
Heal slow and heal well. Take it easy and give your body a chance to do what it does best. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for all of us, thank God.
Best to ya my man,
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