Had open prostatectomy 2.5 weeks ago can’t sleep on side

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 Hi just had open Prostatectomy surgery 2 1/2 weeks ago and I’m healing nicely. However it is too uncomfortable to sleep either on  my left or right side. I have to sleep on my back. Will I ever be able to sleep on my side? Anyone had this experience? 

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    Gary give yourself some time to heal.  Why did you have a open prostatectomy.  Did your doctor think you had cancer Take is easy  Ken
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       No, I had a gigantic prostate with a gigantic median lobe. Open prostatectomy was the only solution. My understanding is that he left the shell of the prostate put took out all the insides. A couple of cells of cancer were found and he wants to monitor every 6 pounds my PSA. 
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      I did explore other options. But felt that if I go invasive I will not have to re-address the prostate issue again. Some cancer was found in the sample he sent to the lab.

      Gleason: 7 (3+4) about 5% of the tumor

      Grade group: 2

      No cancer outside of prostate

      He will check psa every 6 months


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