5 weeks from my procedure

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Mine is scheduled for Friday 07/20 and as the time gets closer, I get more nervous. Anyone have any suggestions on pre-op things they wish they knew? Eats, drinks, exercises......stuff like that??

  I walk a LOT at work and will be returning back on Sunday. Just wondering if that is possible. Seems a little soon in most cases....But I really need to work. 

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    John   We all would like to know what procedure did you decided on.  Sorry Oldbuzzard did not see you until I was done.  Still like to know and what is John's problem and did he have all the test he needed  Ken

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    Hi John, I would try to think of the positive outcome that the (minimally invasive) Urolift  is likely to bring to your life.

    Working so soon after the procedure is something that I did not contemplate and I took 3 weeks absence from my job(I did a lot of walking too).  I am sure that I speak for all on this forum in wishing you a smooth and uninhibited successful outcome.

     

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    John, I had the Urolift in Dec of 2015. The first day sucked, with whooziness and enough pain that I was VERY GLAD for the oxycodone for the first 3 days.  THat said, my wife and I flew home from the Salt Lake procedure (technically not surgery, I believe) on the second day post-procedure, and on the third day I stacked half a cord of firewood, with no ill effects.  Most of us here have reported decent recoveries, as I recall it.  I was 65, am thin of build and in decent physical health.  Your mileage may vary, of course!cheesygrin
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    Presumably your doctor has given you a post-procedure timeline (when you can return to work, resume exercise, etc.) and a list of any pre-procedure preparations.  He's the expert so you should follow his instructions.  If there's a common thread here on recovery period it's that many people feel good after a few days or a week and resume normal activities too soon, resulting in a setback in their recovery.  Caution is advised.  Good luck.

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      I know when I had mine 3 years ago I was told no heavy lifting and to take it easy for a few weeks.  Also no sex for 4 weeks.  I found out they tell you that because they want the clips to a hear to the prostate.  Rest and relax  Ken 
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    You should take a stool softener to avoid any straining.
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    John

    What procedure are you having ?

    If it’s a prostatectomy , I would strongly suggest you don’t have it done ...I have a few friends who are messed up due this.

    I opted for a PAE (Prostate Artery Embolization ).....very effective and non invasive.It was done painlessly without an anesthetic.

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