Post op questions

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okthen
okthen Member Posts: 232
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
Hi everyone...most of you know my husband had Lap LAR 2 weeks ago. He has been feeling pretty rough the last day or two and is worried...
He has a left sided pain.....has had testical pain...both of these start after he gets up.
He had no BM on day 8 or so after post op and Doc recommended Miralax. He took that x2, had movement so never took anymore. 2 BM's
today, small, formed.
Doesn't it always seem that problems/questions come up on weekends and holidays! sheesh

Not expecting a diagnosis as much as info on what you experienced after surgery...what to expect etc.
They basically sent him home and said "take it easy"...)0: When I worked OB we spent a good half hour with education talking through what to expect, what was normal, what wasn't. Now they print out a sheet telling you to call if you have a fever and that was about it.
Thanks!
Chriss

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  • Buzzard
    Buzzard Member Posts: 3,043 Member
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    Sorry to be blunt but here goes........
    Testical pain, I have it sometimes...about every 3 weeks if nothing happens in the bedroom it gets pretty severe. but in any case orgasm stops it almost immediately...and it is only on the right side so.......in any case it works for me.....Buzz
  • Nana b
    Nana b Member Posts: 3,030 Member
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    Buzzard said:

    Sorry to be blunt but here goes........
    Testical pain, I have it sometimes...about every 3 weeks if nothing happens in the bedroom it gets pretty severe. but in any case orgasm stops it almost immediately...and it is only on the right side so.......in any case it works for me.....Buzz

    Ah, he had a lap....what!
    Ah, he had a lap....what! Between that and Buzzard's post and my ignorance, not sure where to go with this, so, I will just go to bed!

    Good luck! Be Safe, Enjoy and be Happy!
  • okthen
    okthen Member Posts: 232
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    Nana b said:

    Ah, he had a lap....what!
    Ah, he had a lap....what! Between that and Buzzard's post and my ignorance, not sure where to go with this, so, I will just go to bed!

    Good luck! Be Safe, Enjoy and be Happy!

    Thanks Buzzard but I'm
    Thanks Buzzard but I'm thinking 2 weeks post op might be a little soon for that...but we'll consider it. lol
    Nana b Laparoscopic Lower Ant. Resection. Removed part of the rectum and colon.
  • Kerry S
    Kerry S Member Posts: 606 Member
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    That is basically what I had done
    That is basically what I had done. He took out a few inches of my rectum and all nodes near the area. Mine was old style open surgery. I have pain and marks where he clamped my gut skin to my sides. The drain tube even hurts. That is why we have good old percocet.

    It has not been 2 weeks yet and I still feel like a truck hit me. He told me he checked over everything in my gut area visually and manually.

    For me it feels like he walked around in there with his damn golf shoes on. I feel better every day. This one is just going to take a while get over. I have lost 20 pounds. Need to get that back.

    Kerry
  • khl8
    khl8 Member Posts: 807
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    Kerry S said:

    That is basically what I had done
    That is basically what I had done. He took out a few inches of my rectum and all nodes near the area. Mine was old style open surgery. I have pain and marks where he clamped my gut skin to my sides. The drain tube even hurts. That is why we have good old percocet.

    It has not been 2 weeks yet and I still feel like a truck hit me. He told me he checked over everything in my gut area visually and manually.

    For me it feels like he walked around in there with his damn golf shoes on. I feel better every day. This one is just going to take a while get over. I have lost 20 pounds. Need to get that back.

    Kerry

    Kerry,
    Hang in there, I had

    Kerry,
    Hang in there, I had the same surgery in Feb 2009. It will take the entire 6 weeks if not more to recoup from this! I ended up losoing 30 pounds, but I could have afforded to keep them off, but alas I did not, gained every freakin pound back!!! Keep up with the calories!
    Kathy