Jan 01, 2006 - 10:15 pm
I sincerely hope everyone had a blessed holiday.
I am waiting to have a mini-lap R/P next month and am wondering if any of you have advice on how I might better prepare myself for surgery. My doctor has advised me to lose twenty pounds ( I'm working on it), take a multi-vitamin every morming and to walk.
Are there any specific vitamins I should be taking? How about exercises? I'm trying to walk at least thirty minutes a day.
Another concern is how do I better prepare myself mentally? As the time draws nearer I find that I'm re-reading the potiential side effects and the percentages of those men who will overcome them in time. I know and accept fact that there are no gurantees and understand each mans case is unique. I just want to do everything within my power to enhance my recovery.
How will I feel in the recovery room when they wake me? How soon will they get me out of bed to walk? I've never had any type of surgery, should I anticipate a tremendous amount of pain? Is it true the catheter will be more bothersome than the incision?
If you'd share your experience by posting a response on this sight or sending me an e-mail I'd be very appreciative. I'm 53 years young and other than being a little overweight am in good general health.