Just checking back in. 4 days post-op now, feeling pretty good. No real bleeding anymore, pain is still there, but now it is a dull roar instead of fire. Interestingly enough, urgency is pretty much gone. Going out to run some errands and get out of the house today - will see how it goes. My energy level is back up to around 90%. You guys were right, isnt a severe surgery, but it does take it out of you.
I honestly think the TUIP on the prostate and not the TURB on the bladder is causing 75% of my after surgery symptoms. I am still getting a couple of blood clots from time to time and I think that is from the TUIP. Still very sore in "that" area where the prostate is. I hear it could be a month before that feels close to 100%.
I should get my pathology reports back from the surgeon this coming week - fingers crossed. After surgery, my surgeon wasnt all that excited - basically said he thought it was benign or at best "pre-cancerous" based on the hundreds of tumors he has taken out. He said it didnt look like "that big of a deal" and it the TURB was probably it. He wont confirm that until the path labs come back, but he did really lead on that I shouldnt worry...
Anyway, just thought the board could use alittle good news from time to time. Nothing is sure yet until the path comes back, but at least the TURB/TUIP is a somewhat distant memory now...
Glad it is over for you!! I NEVER allow them to give me a pre-op sedative. You will hear stories about people being sick to their stomachs after anesthesis...often this is due to the pre-op sedative, on top of the anesthetic. I will face this head on, wide awake!!
Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
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See if you can get some peridium (Phenazopyridine). It has an anesthetic effect on the bladder and urethra. Turns your pee BRIGHT orange but it should reduce the buring effects. Surprised your doc didn't send you home with some.
Pyridium® is indicated for the symptomatic relief of pain, burning, urgency, frequency and other discomforts arising from irritation of the lower urinary tract mucosa caused by infection, trauma, surgery, endoscopic procedures, or the passage of sounds or catheters. The use of Phenazopyridine Hydrochloride for relief of symptoms should not delay definitive diagnosis and treatment of causative conditions. Because it provides only symptomatic relief, prompt appropriate treatment of the cause of pain must be instituted and Phenazopyridine Hydrochloride should be discontinued when symptoms are controlled.
The analgesic action may reduce or eliminate the need for systemic analgesics or narcotics. It is, however, compatible with antibacterial therapy and can help to relieve pain and discomfort during the interval before antibacterial therapy controls the infection. Treatment of a urinary tract infection with Phenazopyridine Hydrochloride should not exceed 2 days because there is a lack of evidence that the combined administration of Phenazopyridine Hydrochloride and an antibacterial provides greater benefit than administration of the antibacterial alone after 2 days