If you want to see something ridiculous, check out this guy on the DaVinci website. He claims he ran a 10k a week after surgery, a triathlon at 3 weeks, and a marathon with his son at 4 weeks. I saw this prior to my surgery and thought, "Well, how bad can it be if a guy can go out and do that!"
Having had the surgery, I find this ridiculously misleading, and I have to wonder what kind of doctor would OK this kind of activity, and why DaVinci would even allow this on their website. He's the top guy shown under "patient stories." Maybe he had some other urologic surgery...not prostatectomy?
By the way, I don't intend to slight the guy in the testimonial. Whatever procedure he had, his is an amazing story. I just think his experience is misleading for anyone contemplating DaVinci surgery for prostate removal. In fact, that sort of activity would be absolutely dangerous.
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