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This will be my last update for a while. It's been 6 days since my operation.
My retention issues are improving, but I still feel that my prostate is swollen and restricting urine flow. Prior to last Friday I would wake up about every hour to try to clear my bladder. This process would take 10-20 minutes and sometimes longer. Now, this takes about 5-10 minutes and I am able to get back to sleep much faster, without having to get up again - so a definite improvement.
My urine rate of slow is slightly improved, but my prostate is swollen from the operation, so it's going to take time for this to improve. Also, when I pee it's very slightly painful. This is exactly what it felt like for a week after my PAE in 2017, so I am not concerned with this.
I am still waking up frequently at night, and I am hoping that I will be able to sleep in longer stretches as time moves on.
I did a very easy 10 minute workout yesterday - just couldn't stand sitting around doing nothing. It was harder than I was expecting. Prior to the operation I was working out (on my elliptical trainer) for an hour at a time three times per week. I understand that there is blood loss during surgery and so my iron and hemoglobin levels are likely down a bit. I had a similar period of lower iron levels last year after some abdominal bleeding, and I was able to get my energy levels back up with time and iron supplement pills.
From this point forward it's just a matter of time to allow the prostate swelling to go down and hopefully my rate of flow will increase, and my sleep will improve.
I want to thank all here who have encouraged me, both on the forum and in private messages. The reason for my detailed posts is to give others information to help them in their decision process as they explore the various BPH treatment procedures.
I am very pleased that I decided to move forward with this bipolar TURP.
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