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Cancer: Prostate board


Greetings from VA,
Perfect topic for those of us who have had procedures during the last couple of months. A couple of guys had the standard "open" RRP, a couple had the laproscopic prostatectomy, and three of us had the daVinci robotic assisted surgery. Recovery times are going to be as varied as the number of guys out there having surgery. From what I have learned, the better your physical condition pre-surgery, generally the quicker one recovers. I kind of say that tongue in cheek because I was in pretty good condition for a 56 yr old prior to surgery, did most of the right things physically going in, but have had a few issues post- surgery with the incontenence and of course the erectile dysfunction (waiting for those sparred nerve bundles to wake up :rolleyes: ). Things are progressing ever so slowly.

I am 5 1/2 weeks post robotic surgery. I never had a problem with pain or discomfort at the five incision sites ... but the sensations and pain deep inside where the ole prostate use to reside has been very surprising and persists to this day. It has decreased only very slightly and the evenings are painfully tough. I spend a great deal of time flat on my back in the evenings. The catheter gave me problems as well and was removed 12 days after surgery. That was a blessed relief to say the least, but I am using 10-12 pads per day because of the constant leakage. I have noticed just a bit of improvement in control in the mornings, but during the day it's a constant battle :confused: .

Like Kenneth, sexual function is returning ever so gradually with about the same engorgement as he reports. My Urologist/surgeon started me on Cialis once a week :confused: to help get the blood flowing to the nerves again as well as pumping up the "unit" once again. (seems once a day would be better :D ). GREAT PATIENCE is definitely called for for anyone post-op. Fact is ... you just don't know, with any certainty, how your body is going to respond post-op and post catheter removal.