....I think we all started walking the day of surgery and continued at different levels throughout our recovery. Some around the block, treadmills whatever.....depending on what our bodies were telling us. My Doc told me the day he took my cath out I could lift 50lbs.....I hit the gym the next day and found out I was going to have to take it just alittle bit easier even on the low impact machines.....the ole' bod was screaming at me, no, no, no not yet...take it easy. so, I worked out slower and I'm just now starting to get back into my routine.....kw's right, with the robotic we can get up and walk and all that kind of stuff and we look at our body and think gee, I came through this pretty well.....on the inside though, wow, major surgery went on in there :) I remember after one early workout(well two, sometimes I'm kinda' dense!) I knew I didn't have a prostate anymore.........but whew, it felt like I did and the thing was the size of a basketball!! Thinking about it, it was right around my fourth week too.......anyway, take it easy and echoing kw, don't hurt yourself....
Pre-0p PSA Feb. 08, 5.0
PSA spiked once about 8yrs ago to 5.0 three months later
back to 2.9...then into the 1.2 range until my re-scheduled
"missed" appointment this past Feb.
5 of 15 cores positive
Da Vinci scheduled..7.29.08..as I read somewhere on this
site....."the first show of the day"
DaVinci completed 7.29.08, Bladder Sling installed, hernia repair
completed during surgery.
Sent home 30hrs, JP drain in place 7days,
Path report "cancer fully contained"....Margins clear
Cath removed 8.8.08(ten days)...one lightly used pad 24 hours
ED therapy begins 8.9.08. 100mg viagra three times a week,
pump everyday and hold for ten minutes.
8.16.08 switched to Levitra 20mg.......whahoo, got lucky...
9.15.08 pad free at night, one thin (light) pad during the daytime
hours. Just because I'm chicken..!
9.18.08 1st post-0p-PSA-Undetectable...Zero's! Yes!
..."just tryin' to reason with hurricane season"..