I did it and I knew I shouldn't

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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 31
   Posted 3/29/2008 5:01 PM (GMT -6)   

It was too nice a day, Sunny, 73, walked out to the garage and she looked so forlorn under her cover. So I went for a 17-mile ride. You have no idea how good I feel right now, pads and all. I now know that there is life after a Radical and sans Mr. Prostrate. I have been so frustrated, this was my tonic. I know the Dr. said 5 to 6 weeks, but I couldn’t say no to my Motorcycle.  So I rode.

PSA 4.8

Biopsy Sept 07 half of one needle out of 13 Positive

Second PSA 3.4

DaVinci Mar 4 2008, Dr. Tully, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Birmingham AL, great Hospital and Staff

Path Report Gleason 3+3=6

 T2c, would have been T1c but one lobe 55% involved with benign fatty tumor

  Prostate grew from 28 grams to 32 grams due to Fatty Tumor growing.

2 nodes on lymphatic system did have 2 benign growths

Margins clear

Prostrate confined

2 pads in a 24 hour period

Mr. Happy gets happier everyday, still not firm enough,

 But that gets better everyday

5mg Cialis everyday

Outstanding Wife

Did IT service call with Leg Bag

Went back to light duty work, 3 days after Catheter removal

Awaiting first PSA, fingers, toes crossed.

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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1464
   Posted 3/29/2008 6:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Fatcat,

I read your post and couldn't hold out any longer. Fired up the Sportster for the first time this year and even though we got 3 inches of snow last night I went for a short ride. The roads were dry. Now the snow has to stop. Sure felt good.

You may have the record for time to ride after surgery. Another guy on here rode after 6 weeks and I had to wait till the ice melted last year which was about 5 months. I don't care what they say, its great therapy for prostate cancer. (Had to say something about PCa)

Ride far and safe...

Age 73. Diagnosed 11/03/06. PSA 7.05. Stage T2C Gleason 3+3.
RRP 12/7/06. Nerves and nodes okay.
Catheter out on 12/13/06.  Dry on 12/14/06.
Pathological stage: T2C N0 MX. Gleason 3+4.
PSAs from  1/3/07 - 1/17/08 0.00. 
Next PSA test on 7/17/08
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."

Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 3/29/2008 7:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I was thinking about an afternoon ride myself. But not like you guys. Give me dirt!!!!

Great for both of you guys. Was surprised you only went 17 miles. Take it easy Fatcat. Don't over do it...I guess that's pretty wide open as to what that could mean....

Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007
Post-Op Pathology: Gleason 4+3=7, positive margins, Stage pT3b (Stage III)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (1/08): <0.1
I will continue HT until May '09. 
Years in Remission (3/23/07): 1
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 19
   Posted 3/30/2008 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Like you, I couldn't resist a ride last week (day 20 post-surgery).  I headed for our local mountains (San Diego area), but only made it about 25 miles before I turned around and headed for the beach instead.  I could sense mild pain due to sitting on the area where my prostate used to be, so I cut the ride short.  I plan on trying again on Tuesday (4 weeks post-surgery).  I never dared to tell my doctor that I ride a motorcycle, so I was unaware that I should wait...until the pain set in.

Age 55
PSA 6.7
T1c Gleason 3+4=7...2 of 10 cores
Non-Robotic laparoscopic RP on 3/4/2008
Specimen pathology: T2C organ confined with clear margins. GS lowered to 6!
100% urinary continence since cath removal on 3/11/2008!
ED resolution promising.  Levitra is necessary, but working well for now

New Member

Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 11
   Posted 3/31/2008 4:08 PM (GMT -6)   
 HI GUYS , I too also ride but living in the north and having surgery in Oct. season was over for me but as soon as weather cleared in the spring I was riding and leaking but I did not care.As you guys know there is nothing like riding ,good day or bad.

 54 year old robust male
 PSA pre-biopsy 6.7
 Gleason 3 + 3
 Stage T1a
 DaVinci robotic laproscopic prostatectomy 10/11/06 Rochester NY
 post surgery pathology:  malignancy in less than 1% of samples
 first post-op PSA 1/07 undetectable
 second post-op PSA 4/07 undetectable
 third post-op PSA 7/07 undetectable
 fourth post-op PSA 10/07 undetectable

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