Hello, Les and Vanice
I found that lots of walking, before and after, but especially after surgery did the most good for me as to recovery. AS exercise you do before is great, of any kind. Before, combine walking with stair climbing, abdominal crunch's, and such. Strengthen those abs so you and the surgeon, if you go that route, will have an easier job of it. Your stats, except for height and weight almost mirror mine. I can say that you should consider yourself fortunate to have found it early and that you have what is probably the earliest stage and easiest to remove situation, so you have no big pressure to rush into things. Walk, walk, walk....
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4/19/07 PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7
7/11/07 Biopsy- 16 core samples, size of gland around 76 cc. Staging pT2c
7/17/07 Path report: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe , GS 3/3:6.
9/24/07 (open) Retropubic Radical Prostatectomy performed
9/26/07 Post-op Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Staging pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
10/15/07 ED- begin 50mg Viagra and Vacurect pump nightly, Fully continent
1/14/08 Caverject started/stopped, aching. 2/24/08 .5ml Bimix started-success
7/4/08 ED- Viagra, pump continues, no response- Trimix .10ml x 2 weekly continues
Post Surgery PSA's: 3 mts-0, 6 mts.-0