Post-op pain in upper legs, thighs?

Hi everyone,
My husband, age 70, had the bladder, prostate, and lymph nodes removed on Dec. 7th.  The neo-bladder seems to be working well. The surgery (almost 7 hrs.) was successful and after 9 days in the hospital he came home.  He has had awful pain in the tops of his legs and says it is deep in the muscles.  I don’t know if this is from not moving enough after the surgery (it was difficult getting him to walk due to the pain he was in) or if it’s from using the leg muscles for almost all movements:  getting up/ down, getting in/out of bed, etc..  I attributed all of this to anxiety at first, but now I know he is really hurting.  At our visit with the surgeon this week I asked about some physical therapy, and the doctor said my husband "doesn’t need physical therapy….he just needs to get moving."  I’ve been watching this man age 25 years in the past month and don’t know what to do.  Has anyone else had this problem?  Thanks,  Ellen

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