My dad is 58 and had open radical prostatectomy 6 weeks ago. Gleason 7, T2b, PSA 10. He is doing well but still has fatigue. He is an avid walker and hiker and the fatigue has hit him for six. The first week post op was challenging for dad. He found it a real emotional rollercoaster and the general anaesthetic left him feeling woozy plus the morphine made him hallucinate so not at all pleasant.
My dad also found the jabs cumbersome and a pain. He had them for 28 days and would bruise a lot with them.
Six weeks on and dad is doing great. He has had his post op appointment with his consultant and the PCa was fully contained within the prostate so good news. However the consultant was keen to add that it is the first PSA test in 6 weeks time that is the key appointment.
Dad is now popping to work in the mornings when he feels like it. He is still doing his pelvic floor exercises and is now down to the tiniest of pads for insurance more than anything. He listens to his body and when he needs to rest he ensures that he does.
Wishing you and your dad well for the 19th April.