Tagged: Urethroplasty travel
January 28, 2017 at 7:07 pm #1089
Has anyone traveled by Air the same day after Urethroplasty? Doctor Morey of UT Southwestern does this procedure on an Outpatient basis. I’m mulling over staying a night in hotel and traveling home. However, I do know from prior surgeries that the area in be numb(er) after surgery than it will be the next day.
Any Thoughts on Travel the same day?
CarlJanuary 29, 2017 at 8:05 pm #1090lewisParticipant
Hello Carl, I think I may have talked to you over email? From personal experience I found a one hour trip in the car uncomfortable the day after my surgery. I would speak to your urologist about this. There could be all sorts of issues especially as you will be in a pressurised cabinMarch 4, 2017 at 5:03 pm #1124
Update: I had my surgery 07:00am tuesday 21 Feb 2017 by Dr. Allen Morey, UT Southwestern. 2 1/2 hour OP. Dr. recommended I stay overnight. I can now say, stay two nights after surgery. While it was good to be in my own bed the second night, I had much more stamina on day two post surgery. No issues with pressurization in the plane. Just difficult/painful sitting through the 2 1/2 hour flight.
I had an anastomotic repair. Just under 3cm in length. I was off Pain narcs 60 hours after surgery. Now taking 1 extra strength Tylenol before bedtime. Yes, the incision hurt, moderate swelling. Lingering scrotal pain. Some caused by the closure stitching running from near anus to about 1 inch into the scrotum area. No doubt that spot will take a long time to flatten out to smooth skin again. I mostly relax on a couch as sitting, even with a donut, is uncomfortable.
Dr. ordered 4 weeks until cath removal due to radiation damage during Prostate Cancer treatment in 2006. Boredom is worse than the pain. Walk 1/2 mile, shower, book, nap TV nap, Walk 1/2 mile. Rinse and repeat.
Do not stop taking Colace. Morning BM is a painful part of my day.
Highly recommend the procedure. Pain and discomfort much less than other treatments I’ve had. My broken arm hurt much worse.
Question: How long after catheter removal before having sex? If you’re shy, email me.
Thanks for all the post/information. It has helped a lot.
CarlMarch 9, 2017 at 6:40 pm #1126
Update: I’m 16 days out of surgery. Can sit on the Donut now. All pain except lower L&R side of scrotum. Fingers X that resolves in future.
I have my followup appointment scheduled for 21 March. Exactly 4 weeks post surgery. VCUG and hope to return home without a catheter. Not quite pain free up and down out of chairs yet. Hindsight: should’ve rented a lift chair for a month. Two late now.
I found a great device to handle my leg bag. Freedom Belt. I’ll check with the Ken about posting info on it. Don’t know the rules here. I have no interest in the company. Just a great product.
Ken, is posting OK?
March 14, 2017 at 6:30 pm #1131
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what a surprise this morning…. my Scrotum pain is almost gone. Either nerves calming down or ??? Along with improvements in the perineum incision area. I almost don’t need my “Donut” for sitting. It’s all coming together.
Three weeks out of surgery. One more week with my Catheter. fingers crossed.
CarlMarch 23, 2017 at 5:24 pm #1139
A late update: My VCUG and Catheter removal was done 2 days ago, March 21 2017. Absolutely a non-event. One happy camper. 🙂 Starting to urinate in the presence of 5 people (training in progress) took awhile. Stage Fright. I was in the prone position (Momma told me to quit peeing the bed, issue) Closed my eyes and pictured in my mind standing in front of a urinal. Finally worked. About 3 min wait. All good.
Dr Billy Cordon at Mount Sinai Center in Miami Beach, FL did the honors. I highly recommend him. He personally took the Floroscope images. He completed a Fellowship with Dr. Morey at UT Southwestern in Dallas, TX. (my I’m very glad to have his level of expertise available closer to my home. Follow-up visit in 3 months for Uroflow Test and then at the 1 year mark. To say my first voiding after the procedure was exciting would be an understatement. Similar to being 18yo again. Restrictions: 4 weeks until sex, lift no more than 10 lbs for 3 months, no riding bikes for 3 months.
If you’ve had any radiation treatment to the urethra (prostate cancer usually) don’t believe a Doctor that says you can’t have surgery after radiation. I’m proof it can be done.
And… A another shout out for Freedombelt. The device greatly improved my mobility over 30 days. I hold no interest in or remuneration from Freedombelt. Just a great product.
Ken, if you’re reading, Freedombelt is trying to contact you.
CarlJune 6, 2017 at 7:38 pm #1329BobParticipant
i hope everything is still going good for you guys. i wanted to know how difficult the travel was, i planned on traveling 4-6 weeks after surgery but its a long flight (around 10 hours). Also do you think sitting that long would jeopardize my repair.
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