You seem to have things in good order and a strong relationship. Once decision made then issues actually tend to get easier.
- see my profile. I have a great wife to 'rein' me in from doing too much, post op. From a man's perspective and only 'guessing' how hubby might be feeling :-
Some tips : Get him (GP ? ) to sign off / book off 6 weeks recovery ?! Chill out and enjoy yourselves. Obviously catheter is in for a min. of 7 days . I was so so fortunate and dry immediately. I caught up with gardening and DIY, as we were also moving house, so we were both pleased. The only main problem I had , as Chris has posted, was major constipation ! I think I should have taken far more laxative, however I think the aesthetic and pain killers had 'paralysed' the gut, and tummy was well blown up. I should have seen GP looking back, however I didn't want any bother. Thankfully just before catheter came out, everything started to move ... lol ..
I do joke, however pre op - NHS was excellent. Post op, it's very much on your own from my experience (apart from the PSA tests). We basically read the release notes and got on with life.
Post op , is very unpredictable and obviously different for everyone, tiredness for some reason suddenly creaps up (mentally and physically) and disappears as quick. No different +2 yrs on, I have learnt to ration and control energy supply.
Also - check out with consulate/GP re. flying, ie pressure changes. : DVT - Although I stayed in just one night , seems standard practise to prescribe self injecting Fragmin (deltaparin), blood thinning. I was 95% active/ mobile after about a week and actually didn't self inject the full course (naughty naughty) . Logic being I was walking steadily 2 or 3 miles a day , not sitting around. I wasn't bothered about self injecting, however I was on zero meds and never keen to use chemicals I don't perceive I needed.
Just a 'heads up' in case hubby feels like jet setting .. there maybe will be company Insurance / HR implications anyway (I'm assuming he's not self employed).
All the best for 18th.
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