Let us hope your next major problem is what to do with eleven and a half weeks worth of pads you do not need.
I was discharged with tramadol, 100 ml of liquid morphine and 30 anti clotting injections, some dressings for the drain wound, a second day bag to change after a week and 10 night bags (I needed 11 my catheter removal was put back a day) , which the wife did each night. I had already had a reaction to the tramadol in hospital and I took 2.5 ml of morphine as a precaution before going for that first motion and had an adverse reaction to it, so reverted to a pain killer that worked for me. We all react differently to surgery but I did not find the need to take regular pain relief.
As previous posts have some laxatives handy. Be aware some pain killers can cause constipation. My worst experience of pain was when trying to go for that first post op motion, it could have been abdominal cramps as Robert said,I was also using senna. Like Robert did the bran flakes and prunes, I could not drink the prune juice. Remember no forcing or straining when you go to the loo, I sometimes had blood and urine come out between the catheter and urethra, I was told it was fairly normal.
I wore loose under pants and pyjamas just to keep the leg bag and pipe from getting tangled.
The wife connected the night bag each night and disconnected in the morning, saves a bit of bending. The incontinence nurse suggested standing the night bag stand in a washing up bowl in case of accidents and a jug to empty the bag into so you do not contaminate the bag / pipe in the toilet when draining the bag. Some surgical gloves for the wife ?
I was quite surprised how long it took for the urine to be clear of blood, I was about three to four weeks after op, but no one was worried.
As an runner you are no doubt used to drinking plenty of fluids, but I struggled trying to drink enough water, but found cordials and a splash on tonic water in the water made it more palatable.
We must lucky in this area My ED appointment was about 6 weeks after the op and I got the pump 3 weeks later.
10 weeks post op life is almost back to normal, Just the ED left to sort but life is fun trying.
Have a great holiday, look forward to hear good news from you in August.