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Drive home after surgery.

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icemantoo
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Most of my posts are under Kidney Cancer where as a 17 year veteran I help the newbies.

I am having Prostate Surgery in about 6 weeks with Dr. Patel in Orlando. How many days should I wait before someone drives me home. About 3 hours.

 

 

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Clevelandguy
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Hi,

When I had my prostate robotically removed I stayed overnight in the hospital and went home the next day early afternoon.  From what I was told a one night stay is pretty common.

Dave 3+4

Josephg
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I was held overnight for observation following my prostate surgery, as well.

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I also got one night in the hospital following R.P. , was awakened the next morning at around7:00 AM, forced out of bed to start walking the hallway. Was in the car headed to the house by noon.

 

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lighterwood67
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I had to stay 2 nights.  My surgery started later than scheduled.  I did not get out of recovery until 9:00 PM that night.  They would not release me until I had a bowel movement.  If the surgery was on time, I was scheduled to stay only 1 night.  Good luck on your journey.

jeffman
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I was kept in the hospital for 1 night.. I wish it had been 2. I was very uncomfortable after surgery  and had the catheter. It might have been better if i were 75 pounds lighter but the 2 mile ride home was not a joy ride, However everybodys experience is different.

tkbbn
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I also stayed 2 nights but was late getting back to my room also. My surgeon informed me that I could ride home if I wanted but I needed to stop about every 45 min and walk to help with circulation and decrease the risk of blood clots. Good luck and hope everything goes well.

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icemantoo
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I made it. not fun,  but waiting would not have helped. Exhausted.

 

 

 

 

 

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Clevelandguy
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Good luck on your recovery, getting home was a big help to me, I could not sleep in the hospital due to the nurse checking on me. I found it easier to sleep on the living room sofa(lower to the ground) which pulled less on my catheter.  Next big thing is getting the catheter out, what a relief.  Keep active, I walked a lot doing laps inside of my house to get the blood a pumpin. Report back with your progress.

Dave 3+4

eonore
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Hey Iceman,

I’m glad you are home, much better than the hospital.  Just keep in mind that everyday you will feel a little better.  Soon, you will feel pretty good.  The most discomfort I felt after surgery were the cramps and gas pains.  Walking was the best antidote.  Hang in there.

 

Eric

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