My hubby got a new bicycle 1 week before diagnosis - he had to wait 6 weeks after biopsy before considering a ride, and it was deep winter in the Midwest. He managed one ride before surgery and now, at 6 weeks post-op, is itching to get on that hard little seat that will be wedged up there near the anastomosis, etc. Any experience with this would be appreciated - doc standard is bike ok at 6 weeks, but this is a serious rider, not casual. he will be on that seat at least an hour a time.
Other cyclists please share.......also, what about
Rides for Pca? Know of any?
Familial Pca - Father, paternal uncle, 1 brother
1999 PSA 2.8; 2004 PSA 2.88; 1/2008 PSA 5.6 & 4.37
DRE - "Unremarkable, soft"
Free PSA 0.46 and ratio 0.11
Biopsy 1/25/2008 - 10 Cores - 4 with adenocarcinoma
3 cores Gleason 3+3=6 and 1 core 3+4=7
No Stage given on report, maybe T1c or T2c ?
Robotic Surgery March 17, 2008
Both Nerves Spared - Pre-surgery DRE - TC1
Post Op Pathology - T3a Extra-prostatic Extension,
CLEAR margins, 4 Lymph Nodes Clear, Seminal Vesicles clear.
Gleason now 4+3+7, Tumor 20-30% of gland
*Update - 2nd opinion Pathology says "established EPE & positive margin"
Continence ok, except when sleeping - No response with Viagra, minimal with Bimix
4/28/08 - 1st Post-Op PSA = <0.01
Post Edited (FairRider) : 4/29/2008 7:35:42 AM (GMT-6)