what do you guys think about riding a bike with an enlarged prostate

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cvc
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   Posted 7/18/2010 4:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I have an enlarged prostate, my last PSA last week was .99 down from 1.08
 
I have started riding a hybryd bike about 20 miles at a time. Any info on this making things worse ? Should i only do it once a week or so ??
 
What do you know and what do you think ?
 
Thank you
will be 50 years old this year ( 2009 )
 
Uro said enlarged prostate 
 
DRE Negitive
 
Psa  2003- .55
 
     2007 - .99
 
     2008 -  1.01
 
watchfull worrier , lol


goodlife
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   Posted 7/18/2010 5:04 PM (GMT -6)   
With a PSA of .99, you can swing from the rafters every day if you want. Enlarged prostates and PSA have some relationship, but it is not until you have PSA's over 4 that I would worry.

Oh, and you can have sex 3 times day too. If it causes your PSA to double, you are still ok (which it won't). Don't confuse small variation in PSA which are natural, with PC risk.

Good luck on your journey.
Goodlife
 
Age 58, PSA 4.47 Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic  4/14/09   Nerves spared, but carved up a little.
0/23 lymph nodes involved  pT3a NO MX
Catheter and 2 stints in ureters for 2 weeks .
Neg Margins, bladder neck negative
Living the Good Life, cancer free  6 week PSA  <.03
3 month PSA <.01 (different lab)
5 month PSA <.03 (undetectable)
6 Month PSA <.01
1 pad a day, no progress on ED.  Trimix injection
No pads, 1/1/10,  9 month PSA < .01
1 year psa (364 days) .01


cvc
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   Posted 7/18/2010 5:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Yea I just dont want it getting any worse, thx !

will be 50 years old this year ( 2009 )
 
Uro said enlarged prostate 
 
DRE Negitive
 
Psa  2003- .55
 
     2007 - .99
 
     2008 -  1.01
    
     2009-  1.08
 
     2010-  .99
 
watchfull worrier , lol


cvc
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   Posted 7/18/2010 5:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Also wonder what the best bike seat to get is

will be 50 years old this year ( 2009 )
 
Uro said enlarged prostate 
 
DRE Negitive
 
Psa  2003- .55
 
     2007 - .99
 
     2008 -  1.01
    
     2009-  1.08
 
     2010-  .99
 
watchfull worrier , lol


RonE
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   Posted 7/18/2010 8:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I do not think that there is any one right bicycle seat. There are a lot of factors including size, weight, age, fitness, etc. to consider. Your local bike shop can probably help you, but even with expert fitting, the "best" bike saddle is still a matter of personal preference and experience. I am well over 200 pounds and have not had any issues with the stock saddle that came with my bike. A big comfy seat may seem like a good solution at first, but it may not be in the long run.

A hybrid bicycle is a good choice as it should be fairly versatile for all types of riding. Personally, I think that riding 2-3 times a week might keep your body used to the bike and in better shape than only once a week. I would give yourself a day or two of recovery between rides. Getting a good pair of padded bicycling shorts would probably be a great help too.

I started bicycling to work about a year ago, a little over a year after my surgery and have had no problems riding. I worked up to my commute between home and work gradually by driving part way and biking the rest. I now bike the 40 mile round trip 2-3 times a week. Now, when I cannot ride one day I really miss the exercise.

An online bicycle forum that is a good source of useful information for the novice and fanatic that I read almost as often as HealingWell (just about everyday) is http://www.bikeforums.net. There are always active threads discussing the advantages and disadvantages of specific bicycle saddles.

Keep getting periodic PSA checks and exams from your doctor, and enjoy your rides!
Oct 2007 - Family doctor checkup at age 53
PSA 2.4, ~10% increase from 6 months previous
Nov 2007 - Consult with urologist
Biopsy 1/12 cores positive, 1% involvement, Gleason 6=3+3
Dec 2007 - Consult with radiation oncologist
Jan 2008 - DaVinci radical prostatectomy
Hospital stay of 3 days, JP drain in 1 week and catheter 10 days
Gleason 7=3+4 with early foci extracapular extension
Surgical margins clear, prostate 5x4x4cm & 43g, involvement 3%
Mar 2009 - Consult with radiation oncologist about adjuvant radiation therapy
Decided to monitor PSA instead of doing adjuvant radiation
Post surgery PSA undetectable thru Mar 2010


Fairwind
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   Posted 7/18/2010 8:44 PM (GMT -6)   
"Yea I just dont want it getting any worse, thx ! "

It WILL get worse, that's normal ..Your prostate never stops growing. What you worry about is PSA Velocity. Very important. Yours is nothing..

I would use a seat that was the most comfortable for me..Put the padding on the seat, not in my pants!
Age today: 68. Married, 6', 215 pounds, active, no health issues.
PSA at age 55: 3.5, DRE negative. Advice, "Keep an eye on it".
PSA at age 58: 4.5
PSA at age 61: 5.2
PSA at age 64: 7.5, DRE "Abnormal"
PSA at age 65: 8.5, DRE " normal", biopsy, 12 core, negative...
PSA at age 66 9.0 DRE "normal", BPH, Finesteride. (Proscar)
PSA at age 67 4.5 DRE "normal" second biopsy, negative.
PSA at age 67.5 5.6, DRE "normal" U-doc worried..
PSA at age 68, 7.0, third biopsy positive for cancer in 4 cores, 3 cores Gleason 6, one core Gleason 9. Finesteride discontinued, still no urinary symptoms, never had any..From age 55 to 65 I had no health insurance.

I have a date with the robo surgeon on Sept 3 but I'm keeping my options open. A "top" radiation oncologist here in Denver, equipped with the latest IMRT/IGRT/RapidArc machine says he can do better by me..

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