getting back on a bicycle, motorcycle, etc.

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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 51
   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. 
205 lbs.
age at diagnosis:  51
diagnosed summer of 08
no symptoms
PSA  4.4
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.

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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 18
   Posted 2/21/2009 12:34 PM (GMT -6)   

  For the bike riding -try the split seat saddles that are available at almost any bike store  


   Good luck   Brodie

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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 30
   Posted 2/22/2009 2:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Cal,
I can't answer your question directly but I can say that my surgeon said that I would be able to resume full activities after 4 weeks from the surgery date. I'm currently about 2.5 weeks out and I feel better than I thought I would but I can't predict whether I'll be good enough for a bike that soon. My main concern regarding activity is being able to get back to work which for me means driving a local delivery truck. After I can do that I'll be hoping to get back to skiing, hiking, and running as soon as possible. I guess the only way to tell what we're going to be able to do is to try it and see how it feels and adjust our rehab to that feedback. I'm sure everyone is probably going to be a little different in that respect, but I hope we can all get back to our favorite pastimes as quickly as possible.
Best of luck to you,
Age 52
PSA 3.1 fPSA 26% Dx: 11-07-08
1 of 12 cores with 5% adenocarcinoma
11 of 12 cores clear Gleason grade 3+3=6
Robotic laproscopic surgery 2-4-09
Dr. Garret Matsunaga, Torrance Memorial Hosp.
Free hernia repair! 2 day stay.
Pathology: pT2c NXMX
upgraded to 3+4=7 and <2% tertiary 5
negative margins
negative extraprostatic extension
negative seminal vesicle invasion

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