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Robotic Radical Prostatectomy & Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection

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Posted 09 Jun 2018 at 08:26

Last Monday 4/6 I undertook the above procedure. I am now 5 days post op but still have severe swelling of the abdomen  two incision scabs that still leak occasional blood.

is this normal and when should the swelling start to reduce. Does anyone have experience in this area?

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Posted 09 Jun 2018 at 10:36

‘Life is back to normal’ after6 days? Are you a monk?

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Posted 09 Jun 2018 at 10:28

I had the same operation as you last Monday. I really don’t feel as though I had major abdominal surgery only six days ago. I have a twinge when I cough. And I have a productive cough, I presume a consequence of the anaesthetic, which also gives me twinges. They gave me loads of ibuprofen and paracetamol but I just have the occasional paracetamol. Also boxes of laxatives and fibre drinks which were not necessary.

Life is back to normal, apart from the bag which is going next Wednesday. The catheter comes out of my abdomen, not my penis. There is some bruising coming out now round the seven keyholes, but no leakage, except last night in the pub I felt a twang on my side like something snapping. It was one of the dissolvable sutures breaking. There was a tiny smear of clear fluid coming out for a couple of seconds, before drying up. For the first day or so I had to sleep on my back, as I got twinges turning on my side, but now no problem.

Yes, my beer belly does look bigger than usual, but I gather they inflate your abdomen to get at your “bits”, so maybe that has to deflate over time.

I have taken to wearing braces instead of a belt and stopped wearing underpants as they were kinking the catheter tube where it emergerges just above my penis.

I wonder if my surgeon also does penis extensions? :-)

Best of luck with your recovery.

Cheers, John

Edited by member 09 Jun 2018 at 12:40  | Reason: Not specified

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Posted 09 Jun 2018 at 10:36

‘Life is back to normal’ after6 days? Are you a monk?

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Posted 09 Jun 2018 at 11:06

Originally Posted by: Online Community Member

‘Life is back to normal’ after6 days? Are you a monk?

Ah, no, not that yet....did you read the last but one line of my post?

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Posted 11 Jun 2018 at 08:30

I had the same operation last week, on Tuesday like. My abdomen looks like I've been stabbed 6 times, bruised to fxxx very bad. My problem is I can't s***, all that comes out is blood and blood drips outta me cock. Been home nearly a week now and I've had no phones calls etc from anyone to check I'm still alive like.

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Posted 11 Jun 2018 at 09:50
Not a lot of help this but were any of you given a nurse specialist number or even a 24 hour number to contact if you had problems I'm guessing I was lucky because I also had the district nurse to come in to check on me too left hospital with a massive box of laxido which went thru me so fast I only took a couple will say my stomach was bloated out like a balloon for a couple of weeks and still looks bigger now or is that the beer ??
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Posted 11 Jun 2018 at 10:57

Originally Posted by: Online Community Member

I had the same operation last week, on Tuesday like. My abdomen looks like I've been stabbed 6 times, bruised to fxxx very bad. My problem is I can't s***, all that comes out is blood and blood drips outta me cock. Been home nearly a week now and I've had no phones calls etc from anyone to check I'm still alive like.

 

You don't want to be constipated or straining!!  Ring the hospital and get advice..

User
Posted 11 Jun 2018 at 11:16

Hi David,

I had surgery 2 month ago and I say I didn't feel pain that I couldn't bear. Pain was when deep breething, coughing, sudden movements ... I felt though a lot of discomfort as the belly was swollen and inflated. This will all go away in more or less 2 weeks and then you just keep feeling for some time more some soreness in the area. You will learn yourself how to protect this by moving and walking slower.

This was my experience. Hope it helps. If you feel a lot of pain, I advise you to tell that to the doctor.

All teh best to your recovery,

Paulo

 

Edited by member 11 Jun 2018 at 11:18  | Reason: Not specified

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Posted 24 Jun 2018 at 16:53

Hi I had the same on the 6th of june the swelling went down after about 4 days but I had problems with constipated that was so painful no matter what they gave me it would not shift . But after 5 days in hospital and 3 infection I went home and things have improved on that front . I hope you feel better very soon and good luck on the rd to recovery . Regards Sean 

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Posted 13 Aug 2018 at 17:12
Hi I just want to let every one that I am cancer free" 🙂 Still struggling with the bladder control but that will come
User
Posted 10 Oct 2018 at 09:19

4 months later after my op, still wearing nappies as I still have no bladder control, still no erection(even with 100mg viagra), plagued with random very sharp pains in testicles, lymph nodes, stomach and bladder. Just waiting to undergo more tests for nerve damage etc.

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Posted 10 Oct 2018 at 16:52

Congratulations ! Great news ! That`s what we all want

 
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