Before my surgery I was very fit and strong (age-related of course). I had been following a rigorous exercise program for about 10 years. After surgery, I took it slowly, not wanting to be stupid and sabotaging my physical recovery.
I began walking, then gradually increased exercise intensity at about 8 weeks, and at 3 months began weightlifting again with very light weights. It took me about a year to regain my former fitness level.
I have kept in excellent physical condition ever since, and the only changes in strength have been the inevitable changes with aging. I have had no other treatment except the original surgery.
PSA quadrupled in one year (0.6 to 2.6)
DRE negative Retested at 3 months
1 of 12 biopsies positive (< 5%) G6
open surgery June 2006 at age 57
Organ-confined to small area, downgraded to G5
Prostate weight 34 grams
PSAs < 0.1