So my question is this: How long after the surgery will his body be kind of normal and be ready for a physical. How long will there be blood in the urine? I am not feeling good about this surgery, and now I am wondering if the family doc knows something we don't about the results of the presurgery tests. I would ask DB to call him back, and ask, but at this point we just want to get the cancer out. He has waited so long as it is. Also how do I get the info after the surgery that you guys have in your signitures? Do they give you a print out of all that stuff? When?
Thanks, Les and DB Hopeso,
I love typing that name!
You have opted for surgery and your physician of choice feels you are a good candidate for robotic surgery. Weighing the benefits of
open to robotoic laperascopic usually leans toward robotic unless you have certain issues (examples: lesions from previous surgeries that would prevent insertion of tools or a high gleeson that warrants "feeling" around a little more.)
Some do just choose
open but most go with the physician of choice's recommendation.
It sounds like you two thought this all through very carefully.
Second-guessing yourself so close to surgery as your emotions feel the tidal forces of uncertainty -
- is probably not a very good idea.
The blood in the urine will be from the reattachment of the urethra and is normal for up to six weeks or so as the suturing heals.
As for the physical, WAIT! You do need to eventually get back to your general practitioner
and do thank them
for keeping in touch at this trying time. -
- However, you will be in the "watchful care of your surgeon" for at least 3 months or so.
Besides, the recuperation from the trauma in the pubic cavity could throw off blood pressure, white blood cell counts, and as you noted urine analysis.
Your GP and Surgeon will give you some idea of how long to wait post-surgery for the check-up.
Probably in six months, "fit-as-a-fiddle" -as we hope so