Saturday, May 04, 2013
Prostate Surgery - Day Three
WARNING! The following is a graphic update on the after effects of my prostate surgery:
Progress folks! Finally. No more razor blades and barbed wire pees.
Before we go any further in this post I'll warn you this is a graphic update on my progress after my brachytherapy prostate surgery. This may not interest you ladies and some of you guys. But for those of you men who are of a certain age and will probably face prostate issues in the future, here is what is happening to me after my surgery on May 2nd, two days ago.
The first day urination was so painful that I almost passed out a few times. I heard that it would be like peeing "razor blades." Oh yes, and you might add a few barbed wires in with that. Oh God, was it painful. Picture this, you have to pee but you don't want to because you literally feel like razor blades are coming out of the head of your penis. And I thought I had experienced the ultimate pain with passing kidney stones. Peeing razor blades is another whole new plane of experience folks.
Well, last night when I made my nocturnal visit to the bathroom for my nightly pee, it burned but the razor blade extreme pain was gone. Just a little bit here and there but for the most part gone.
Now I have a new development. Normally I only have to get up once at night (if that) to take a pee. Last night I stopped counting at five. I think I got up seven times. There was relief that I finally could take regular pees, although they were stop and start, not the steady stream I normally take. But at least I didn't have the extreme pain. And, I found out when I had the urge to urinate I had to go then. No holding back, which I was always able to do before. I hope this is a temporary situation because I would hate to be saddled with this condition the rest of my life.
The second "condition" I have is that I haven't had a bowel movement (I told you this would be graphic) since the enema I took before my procedure on the 2nd. I am taking Doculax as prescribed by my doctor but still no "action" (so to speak). I feel like there is activity "down there" so hopefully something will happened today. For many years I was plagued by constipation until I had a sphincterotomy (surgery to repair an anal fissure) operation in 2001. I've never had a problem with constipation since. I "go" at least once a day, usually twice or more....every day. In fact, I have to plan my day according to when I go, because when I have to go I have to go. No holding it off. Thank goodness this usually is in the morning before I start the day.
So that's where I stand now folks. Making progress after my prostate surgery. Yesterday I asked my urologist's office about the "razor blades" pees and the bruising of my penis (caused by the catheterization not a radioactive seed stuck in the head of my penis) and they said "That is all normal." Wow. All I can say is I am SOO GLAD I am moving on and getting past the worst of it. Our plumbing, we take so much for granted.
Update: Number Two just accomplished. Now I can breath.