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sfigato
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Date Joined Dec 2010
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   Posted 5/28/2011 9:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm going on a 30 mile bike ride tomorrow - weather permitting.
First time in the saddle post-surgery
It's "Bike the Drive" a yearly bike event in Chicago. Up and down Lake Shore Drive
From Hollywood to the Museum of Science and Industry

I know that theoretically I should start small, but life has a way of getting in the way
Age at diagnosis 48
Gleason 3+3
Pre-Surgery PSA 5.1, 5.7
Cores Positive: 10 of 12 up to 40%
Treatment: open Surgery Dec 2010
Feb 14, 2010 PSA < 0.10 (effectively zero)

Magaboo
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   Posted 5/28/2011 10:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck on your first ride, but don't force it.
Mag
Born 1936
PSA 7.9, Gleason Score 3+4=7, 2 of 8 positive
open RP Nov 06, T3a, Gleasons 3+4=7, Seminal vesicles and lymph nodes clear
Catheter out 15 Dec 06, Dry since 11 Feb 07
All PSA tests in 2007 (4) <.04
PSA tests in 2008: Mar.=.04; Jun.=.05; Sept.=.08; at SRT Start=0.1,
Salvage RT completed (33 days-66Gy) 19 Dec 08
PSA: in Jan 09 =.05, all tests to date (Jan 11) <.04

Fairwind
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   Posted 5/28/2011 10:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I would think your first ride should be under 10 miles, maybe 5 miles, and slowly work up to the longer distances...These events are never billed as a race but that's what they quickly become. But as you said, it's your life..

If you are confidant about doing it, why start this thread?
Age 68.
PSA age 55: 3.5, DRE normal.
age 58: 4.5
61: 5.2
64: 7.5, DRE "Abnormal"
65: 8.5, " normal", biopsy, 12 core, negative...
66 9.0 "normal", 2ed biopsy, negative, BPH, Proscar
67 4.5 DRE "normal"
68 7.0 3rd biopsy positive, 4 out of 12, G-6,7, 9
RALP Sept 3 2010, pos margin, one pos vesicle nodes neg. Post Op PSA 0.9 SRT, HT. 2-15-'11 PSA 0.0

logoslidat
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   Posted 5/28/2011 10:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I would assume you have been training for this , you are 6mos post op, so if you have been training , it should not be a problem, if not you are being foolish, but when has that ever stopped any of us.
Diagnosed 8/14/09 psa 8.1 66,now 67
2cores 70%, rest 6-7 < 5%
gleason 3+ 3, up to 3+4 @ the dub
RPP U of Wash, Bruce Dalkin,
pathology 4+3, tertiary5, 2 foci
extensive pni, prostate confined,27 nodes removed -, svi - margins -
99%continent@ cath removal. 1% incont@gaspass,sneeze,cough 18 mos, squirt @ running. psa std test reported on paper as 0.0 as of 12/14/10 ed improving

Purgatory
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   Posted 5/28/2011 11:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck on that ride, sounds nice along the south end of Lake Michigan.

You may want to change the last date on your most recent PSA reading, pretty sure you meant 2011, and not 2010

david in sc
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06, 2/11 1.24, 4/11 3.81
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/10

tatt2man
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   Posted 5/29/2011 4:17 AM (GMT -6)   
good luck on your ride - sounds like fun and a good challenge for you

- but do keep in mind - you can swallow your pride and go as far as you can safely
- getting hurt will prove nothing

-but then, genetically speaking, we are often adverse to common sense ( including asking directions when we forget to bring along a map)...
:)
best wishes.
BRONSON

pattersson
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Date Joined Apr 2010
Total Posts : 97
   Posted 5/29/2011 4:21 AM (GMT -6)   
I like to read these sports related updates, being a runner myself. Enjoy the ride!
Radical prostactemy 10/2006 @42, PSA 3.9, Gleason 3+4
PSA <0.2 2006-2009

PSA 0.14 01/2010
0.07 05/2010
0.06 10/2010

sfigato
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Date Joined Dec 2010
Total Posts : 144
   Posted 5/29/2011 8:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Finished! It was cool , foggy and misty
No prostate related discomfort.
I was a little cold at the end and my legs are heavy, now on to breakfast
Age at diagnosis 48
Gleason 3+3
Pre-Surgery PSA 5.1, 5.7
Cores Positive: 10 of 12 up to 40%
Treatment: open Surgery Dec 2010
Feb 14, 2010 PSA < 0.10 (effectively zero)

60Michael
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   Posted 5/29/2011 10:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats, man that is a great place for a bike ride. Thirty miles is good for an all you can eat at IHOP. Enjoy.
Michael

clocknut
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   Posted 5/29/2011 11:12 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm glad you're finished before these latest thunderstorms come rolling through.  It would not have been fun to get caught in one of those!  Congratulations.  (I'm up here in the far northern 'burbs).

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 5/29/2011 4:27 PM (GMT -6)   
sfigato: congrats on finishing the ride. I know your excited about it. Yesterday I joined a group and did a 42 mile bike ride from St Francisville, LA to New Roads, LA across the newest bridge crossing the Mississippi river. The area in St Francisville is very hilly. What a nice ride. The temp here in Louisiana is hanging in the 90s. Still was a great day to be with friends on our bikes.

Cajun jeff
9/08 PSA 5.4 referred to Urologist
9/08 Biopsy: GS 3+4=7 1 positive core in 12 1% cancer core
10/08 Nerve-Sparing open radicalSurgery Path Report Downgrade 3+3=6 GS Stage pT2c margins clea
r3 month: PSA <0.1
19th month: PSA <0.1
2 year PSA <0.1
Only issue at this time is ED but getting better

DaSlink
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Total Posts : 713
   Posted 5/29/2011 4:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck! I too am riding for the first time this weekend!
Every minute you fish or ride,adds an hour to your life!

Age 52 Dx age 53 daVinci surgery
prostate volume 32 grams
Biopsy 12 cores with 7 positive
Gleason score of 7
1st PSA 38.7 10/05/2010
2nd PSA 49.9 11/23/2010
CT neg.
BS Negative
RRP on 01/25/2011
PT3a -40% involved
margin involved-Left anterior
lymph nodes -clear
1st post op PSA-0.26-03/16/11
2nd PSA-05/09/11-0.08

tatt2man
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Total Posts : 2842
   Posted 5/29/2011 4:45 PM (GMT -6)   
congrats on finishing the bike ride ....
- please inform us how you feel tomorrow morning ( when your muscles say -what the heck did you do to me yesterday) ...
- been there done that - got out the bengay.... owie...
theraputic hugs,
BRONSON
Age:55 -gay with spouse of 14 years, Steve -Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
PSA:10/06/09 3.86
Biopsy:10/16/09- 2 of 12 cancerous, 5% involvement -Gleason 7 (3+4)
Radical Prostatectomy:11/18/09
Pathology:pT3a -Gleason 7 -extraprostatic extension -perineural invasion -prostate weight -34.1 gm
PSA:04/08/10 -0.05 -Zero Club
PSA:09/23/10 -0.05 -Zero Club
PSA:03/24/11 -0.02 -Zero Club
PSA:03/24/12- TBA

wigged-out
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Date Joined Dec 2009
Total Posts : 130
   Posted 5/29/2011 8:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Sfigato,

Wife and I wanted to do this. Maiden voyage monday.
Been afraid to re-introduce crotch to bike seat, even though surgery 2/14/11.

Congrats!

W-O
Age: 55- good health. Exercise regularly, 200#.
Needle Biopsy 11/09- 12 samples. 11 OK. Right Lateral Mid- Adenocarcinoma Gleason score 3+3=6 9 involving 5% of specimen.
PSA risingto 8.0 thru 2010.
2nd biopsy- 2 positive cores, one a 3+3=6, 3% and the other a 3+4=7, 20%
Very last PSA- 12
DaVinci 2/14/11 Cath out 2/21/11 Path=10%, Gleason6+7 No lymph, pca contained to organ. Lots of pads.

zufus
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   Posted 5/30/2011 5:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Every minute you ride or fish adds an hour to your life.....(DaSlink)....that quoted because it is worth its weight in gold. I love that quote, probably should add....golf, hunting, racing, sky diving, and playing music....all in the same scale (LOL).

Patches
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Total Posts : 33
   Posted 5/30/2011 6:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck--Just remember to listen to your body and adjust as needed. Continue exercising as it is good for the mind and spirit.

Mark
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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