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Hello. my name is Tom and I'm from the US. (Hope that's OK) I'm 77 and 20+ years ago I had a disasterous TURP. A real butcher job. I was hemoraging for 20+ days, I was completely incontenente for 4-5 months, retrograde ejack, etc.
On top of all this I could tell the doctor wanted dump me as a patient as fast as he could. In spite of all this I finally regained control and recovered. (NO THANKS to the SOB that operated on me.)
Fast forward to 2016. I saw symptoms returning over last few years and were held at bay by Flomax and Avodart. But this year meds started to fail and a few weeks ago I went into complete retention so for 2 weeks I was married to a foley catheter. Yesterday, Thursday April 7, I had the green light laser treratment. It was an out patient procedure. I left for home around 2:00 PM with a cath that's going to be removed this coming Monday.
When I came home yesterday my prostate area was in god awful pain. I took ONLY ONE of the pain pills prescribed for me. I could see by the color of the urine in the bag(s) that I was bleeding. (Which was to be expected)
Here's the strange part: Around 10:30 PM last night I realized that ALL pain and discomfort were completely gone and this morning, April 8, the urine is just a light yellow with NO TRACE of blood!
IT IS AS IF NOTHING EVER HAPPENED YESTERDAY! Have any of you ever heard of this (seemingly) rapid recovery?
I'm a little concerned about what will happen Monday when the cath is removed. The surgeon says I'll need pelvic training/rehab due to the damage to sphincters caused by first op. I got them to work the first time with sheer determination. I hope I don't have to go down that road again.
Are any of you are familiar with this speedy recovery situation? I'd love to hear about your experiences/suggestions.
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