Hi there. Surgeons and their staff are usually excellent at providing this input. They can tell you what your boyfriend can expect and what to have on hand to make it easier post surgery. While he has his catheter, it will be important for him to rest and take it easier. As his partner, prepare to pick up the slack and do much of the things he would normally do for himself or around his/your place. They do advice a jock strap for scrotal support. He should definitely limit any heavy lifting for a minimum of two weeks.