Before I went in for da Vinci robotic prostate surgery, my doctor told me, “we let you rest on the day of surgery, but then get you up the next day.” Ok, that sounded reasonable to me.
In the back of my mind, I recall reading how some doctors recommend you get vertical after surgery, walk a few steps – if you can. It helps to get the blood flowing. However, you have to follow your own doctor’s orders.
In my particular case, after the robotic surgery, I was wheeled up to my hospital room at about 12:00 noon, as I recall. Then at about 3:00 pm, I asked the nurse if I could get up and walk, knowing that my […]