Can't seem to catch a break

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   Posted 12/13/2010 1:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Almost as soon as my PC diagnosis was made, I determined to get myself in shape. I began walking on the local HS track, and was soon able to run for three of the 5-6 miles I would do 4-5 times a week. I felt great, substantially stronger and mentally up for the challenging winter I was about to face.

Of course, the running caused a stress fracture just under my left knee and now I can barely walk. After the pain refused to subside, an MRI confirmed what I already knew.

Is it legal to have this much fun?
52 yr old, newly diagnosed. PSA 3.5, Gleason 6 with 3 of 4 top nodes (0%;1%;10%;1%) cancerous. Bottom 2 floors are clean.
Da Vinci surgery scheduled for 12/30/10

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   Posted 12/13/2010 1:25 PM (GMT -6)   
GTOdave, all I can offer is sympathy and the likelihood that the pain recovering from the Da Vinci will be less than the fracture. about 7 months post-surgery I broke my ankle bones while fly fishing in a river... in my case both the surgery and ankle breaks are becoming distant memories and I'm on to having fun again.

Take care,
Dx 8/08 Pre-op psa 4.2, Age 60, 7 of 12 biopsies positive 3+3
DaVinci LRP 11/08, - margins, - EPE, vascular or perineural. Gleason 3+4=7, 5-10% of 4.
3 mo psa .1 2/09, 6 mo .1 5/09, 9 mo .2 8/09
broke ankle bones 6/09, 9/21/09 Bone scan clear, psa still .2
01/05/10 psa .3, SRT 01/19/10 start 39 sessions 70.2gy, psa @ 6 wks into IMRT .4; Post SRT psa @ 10 wks (5/10) .2, @20 wks .1, @8 mo still .1

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   Posted 12/13/2010 1:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I found it interesting that everyone except my doctor wanted me to lose weight and get in shape before surgery. My GP said don't push it, too much change too fast is not good for anyone. I settled for walking a lot, which I did do in the past.
Having had a winter recovery, getting out to run wouldn't happen anyway -
My bone scan came back lit up like a Christmas tree in my legs - they found every broken bone I'd ever had, and a few I didn't even remember. That reminded me why I don't like sports.

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 12/13/2010 1:42 PM (GMT -6)   
It was about 33ยบ F this morning at 4:45 am when I was out walking. Have a feeling the cold might cause more harm then the exercise will do good...but what the heck - ya only live once yeah

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   Posted 12/13/2010 2:00 PM (GMT -6)   
     Too bad you injured yourself exercising.  Getting in shape, prior to your surgery, is a great idea.  It will speed your recovery and reduce your need to wear pads.  Keep up the good work and keep us posted.
Age 49 years old with no family history of PCa. but had testicular cancer in 1985.

PSA on 3-8-2010 was a 5.6
PSA re-take on 3-17-2010 was a 4.4
Biopsy collected on 4-17-2010 showed 2 of 12 cores malignant with Gleason scores of 3+3 Stage T1C.
RALP surgery 7-21-2010 at Hopkins.
Pathology report revealed that the cancer was organ confined, all margins negative and a Gleason score of 6.
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