Posted 2/21/2009 11:35 AM (GMT -6)
I am 8 weeks post op from a RPP and I go see my Dr. for a followup on 2/27, maybe he will release me to return to my normal duties at work. I have been doing modified (light) duty at work for the last 4 weeks which consists of paperwork.
for those of you that ride motorcycles (on and off road motorcycles and ATV's) as well as mountain bicycles and road bicycles how long did you have to wait before you could ride again after your operation?
I used a forklift to move stuff around last week at work and I noticed when sliding off the seat that there is still some soreness up inside I guess where the prostate would have been right when I get to the edge of the seat. also sitting on a metal high stool at a PC work station is uncomfortable after a few minutes. I can only imagine that riding a mountain bike on a rough or bumpy trail on those small seats will not be comfortable.
age at diagnosis: 51
diagnosed summer of 08
bone scan was normal
Radical Robotic Prostatectomy done with Da Vinci at UCSF on 12/23/08 by Dr. Peter Carroll
catheter removed 1/7/09
my local urologist referred me to a urologist at UCSF for the Da Vanci operation mainly because I had two
mesh panels in lower abdomen due to 2 hernia repairs 12 and 16 years ago
3 weeks post op I get a path report:
Your pathology results looked great. Your final tumor grade was a Gleason 3+3, which was the same as your biospy grade. The tumor did not extend outside of the prostate and all surgical resecetion margins were negative (meaning no tumor left behind). The tumor did not involve the seminal vesicles.
Basically, the pathology is about as good as we could have hoped for.