My 52 year old husband has had three TURBT's and was instructed not to lift more than 10 pounds after each procedure. His first TURBT seemed to be most extensive. He was home with a catheter for 3 days and not very mobile due to discomfort from the catheter. Recovery was quicker the next two times (catheter removed before being discharged from outpatient surgery) but he did stay home from work the day after surgery.
I'll take the bait Sara.
As a Guy, I remember the next day. I thought I was perfectly able to do my usual tasks....... But Nooooo. I had a kind of haze over my brain that hampered my ability to comprehend reality.
just make sure your husband keeps an eye on your progress. And makes you take a break regularly.
Light a man a fire and he is warm for an evening.
Light a man ON fire and he's warm forever.
08/08/08...RC neo bladder
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Hello, I have had many tumors removed. I personally was able to function just fine after all of the procedures (7 operations in the last two yrs) with no real problems, but I must say I choose to be positive and tend to ignore any discomfort that I may have had. That being said the biggest problem for me was getting sleep at night because my bladder could not hold urine for very long. I was up about every 2 hrs or so to relieve myself, but over time it will get better. I hope this helps.
I am 54 year old female and was just diagnosed last week and am having TURBT this Thursday. I don't know many details other than I have 3 small, superficial tumors diagnosed through a cystoscopy last week. My husband and I just bought a new house and are scheduled to move the day after TURBT. I'm thinking I will be worthless trying to help move, no lifting etc. Can anyone provide input on how you were feeling the day after surgery?