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    Concernedwife asked a questionProstate Cancer

    What will my Husband Need after surgery

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      life101

      Here are few things I learned. These are not anything medical related but things that made post surgery easier.

      1) Catheter - Mine came with 2 bags. A smaller one that tied on the leg and a much larger one they said was for nighttime. I found the leg one to be a pain and too small so I wore shorts and carried the larger bag around in a Tote Bag. Looked a little funny but worked great and was easy to empty. At night the Tote Bag just sat on the floor next to the bed. My kids thought it was funny me doing my daily walk around the house with my bladder in a TOTE bag.

      2) Getting out of bed was my biggest problem in the beginning because you have all these scars in your stomach. This just takes practice which pillows and rotating off the bed. Sound like a small thing but it is aggravating.

      3) Follow everything you doctor says to do. No skimping. My doctor wanted me to walk a mile so I walked around and around inside the house. I think about 500 circles was a mile.

      5) Take time off and don't rush it. The surgery seems quick and easy but it is major surgery.

      6) Last but not least is your husband will probably need pads for incontinence. Even if it is not a big deal the added protection gives you piece of mind when in public. I found the best brand is... TENA - They are less balky and fit much better.

      Good luck with everything and there are thousands of movies to watch online.

      over 5 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery (Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy): Not scheduled until June 2nd. Waiting is torture

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      Waiting is terrible. My husbands doctor told us he would be in hospital overnight then should be able to go home and be home a week. Cant drive for a week, As long as no complications. It is still sinking in he was just diagnosed last week. his gleason # was 8, I feel like I have been hit by a truck, I know it is terrible on the patient but it is terrible onthe spouse too.

      over 5 years ago
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      I understand your concerns. It was 6 weeks for my wait and I had a delay interjected in the middle due to a testing snafu, but the reassurance of my medical team that Prostate cancer is very slow helped.

      I also agree that I was in a panic about whether or not it was spreading, but in the end I trusted that the bone scan and MRI showed no spread outside the gland.

      Staying calm was difficult, but I trusted my dear wife with my thoughts and feelings and we have made it so far.

      I just had my surgery last week and tomorrow I start the external radiation process.

      For the weight loss, I was not recommended for surgery because of my weight so I am now trying to get back to my weight process. I had lost 30 pounds and then stopped. I had to work through that, but I focus on one day at a time. Focus on the goal - getting cancer free. The food suddenly loses its strong draw (at least for me).

      I remind myself every morning that I'm alive today so there is still something for me to do. The games not over yet.

      Keep the faith and know you're not alone in the journey. We've all been there.

      over 5 years ago
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      lindi143

      Thank you so much for your comments. It is very helpful.I am glad you are progressing well and that your wife is a great support. It is so nice to hear from others it is a huge blessing to me.
      We are concentrating on getting rid of this and then on with the fun times.

      over 5 years ago