I’m here in the hospital, sitting with Dad as he is resting after having TURP surgery today. For those who don’t know, TURP stands for transurethral resection of the prostate. It is done to remove parts of the prostate gland through the penis. It is often done to relieve symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate. It has nothing to do with cancer. In my Dad’s case, it was needed to remove some of the prostate tissue that had grown into the bladder, causing an obstruction and making him not only retain urine, but not let it pass through either. The hope is, after the surgery he will be able to urinate normally and won’t need the catheter anymore. He will go home with it and wear it for tow or three days while he recovers, to make sure all the tiny clots get flushed out.
He’s a trooper! He’s been the usual model patient, low to no pain, eating and drinking normally, no complaints at all really. He is being flushed with bag after bag of fluid an they keep getting lighter as the day grows longer. I don’t expect him to take long to get back to normal, and thank everyone for all your prayers. I just wanted to give everyone a quick update. It’s funny, we hung out all day like we usually do-just without being able to shoot pool! 😉