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.
Edited by member 09 Jun 2018 at 12:40
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