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DaSlink
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   Posted 2/22/2011 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey guys, I've noticed that a lot of guys who have returned to work quickly have desk type jobs. I on the other hand,am a construction worker. I install automatic fire sprinklers in commercial and industrial buildings,so I do a lot of HEAVY lifting. If any one else does a lot of heavy lifting in their line of work, please give me some kind of idea when you were able to return to work.
Right now the idea of picking up something heavy every few minutes and peeing myself, does not sound that glamorous. Nor the fact of changing pads in a port-o-let skull
Every minute you fish or ride,adds an hour to your life!

Age 52 Dx age 53 daVinci surgery
prostate volume 24gms
Biopsy 12 cores with 7 positive- left base,right base,left mid gland,right mid gland, left apex.
Gleason score of 7
First PSA 38.7 on10/05/2010
Second PSA 49.9 on11/23/2010
CT negative
Bone scan Negative
daVinci RRP on 01/25/2011 by Dr Mark G Delworth at Bethesda North Hospital.

142
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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 6949
   Posted 2/22/2011 10:06 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't have any heavy physical work in my job. Just as a reference from my surgeon, I was kept on a 5 pound lift limit for about 8 weeks, then 10 pound limit for a couple of months after, so I would not have been allowed to go back in your case.

natural44
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Date Joined Dec 2010
Total Posts : 172
   Posted 2/22/2011 10:21 AM (GMT -6)   
I do have some heavy lifting from time to time with my job. I was back to work 10 days after surgery with half days due to just being too tired to put in a full day. I saw that lifting more than 20# was just fine after 6 weeks. At 5.5 weeks no good,... but it was like a light switch at the 6 week mark all of a sudden no problems with heavy lifting
age 44 when diagnosed 45 now
RRP 9-28-10
gleason 3+3
pathology report clear
11-1-10 PSA 0.02
3 month 0.00
bladder control good
Osbon pump works but uncomfortable to use ring
some noctural erections, but not very strong,more like hanging looser and/or lower
tried all oral meds and nothing yet
Dr. R. Saint in Tulsa did my procedure, I do NOT recomend him!!

DaSlink
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Date Joined Feb 2011
Total Posts : 713
   Posted 2/22/2011 11:34 AM (GMT -6)   
They put me on a 15 lbs limit till My next visit which is March 23rd. Work is slow ,so I was laid off before surgery but things pick up in the spring and summer. Hopefully things will pick up and I'll be able to get some work in. Only 2 more years till I can retire at 55 and just hoping I can do that!
Every minute you fish or ride,adds an hour to your life!

Age 52 Dx age 53 daVinci surgery
prostate volume 24gms
Biopsy 12 cores with 7 positive- left base,right base,left mid gland,right mid gland, left apex.
Gleason score of 7
First PSA 38.7 on10/05/2010
Second PSA 49.9 on11/23/2010
CT negative
Bone scan Negative
daVinci RRP on 01/25/2011 by Dr Mark G Delworth at Bethesda North Hospital.

rhondojones
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Date Joined Oct 2010
Total Posts : 24
   Posted 2/22/2011 1:55 PM (GMT -6)   
My doc said no lifting of anything over 10 pounds for six weeks after returning to work. I returned to work three weeks after surgery.
Ray
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