What is recovery from laparoscopic prostate surgery like?
You'll probably be on a liquid diet at first, then gradually be able to eat solid foods. When you go home, you'll follow a soft diet, which generally means no raw fruits or vegetables.
Nausea and vomiting are common because your intestines were temporarily disabled during surgery. Prescription medications can relieve these symptoms, which will improve a few days after surgery.
You should get out of bed and walk as much as possible, starting the first day after surgery, and steadily raise your activity level after you go home. Don't lift or push anything over 30 pounds, or do abdominal exercises such as sit-ups for 6 weeks after surgery.
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