Doug's general experience is that he has been out of pocket for about a week. I think the location of the tumors has some impact on the pain/catheter factor. I'd say, check the TV schedule for some programming that you will both enjoy for a day or two. If none available, rent a few movies. Let him settle in a comfy chair or bed. Fix his favorite foods...maybe make some ahead so that you don't get too worn down. Take any and all help that is offered to you!! Doug has not really wanted to go anywhere with the catheter (except to the doctor's office to it out!!) Keep liquids available and fresh...push water. No heavy lifting for a couple of weeks; no aerobic exercise or jumping around. Trying to remember...I'm out of town and don't have my notes.
There are generally going to be 2 TURB procedures.
The first is to take out as much as they can, and send it to pathology fors tests.
The second is to see if they got it all. Or if not.... Determine the next step.
But generally speaking the only thing I remember was the incontinence issue.
Best of luck
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After a TURB, different patients experience somewhat different thing. He may have some bleeding and cramping for a few days....or not. If he is sent home with a catheter that may be uncomfortable. However, it is not like major surgery.
He may just want to rest for a day or two.
I was totally normal the next day and back to my routine after two TURBs.
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My husband has a large tumor and the first TURBT is 03-04-15. Any suggestions on pre- and post- operative care that's not typically in the literature? Thoughts on home care supplies to stock up on would be appreciated as well.