How soon can he get back to building his shop?

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Wicket
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Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted 10/14/2006 2:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,
This is only the second week since Curtis' surgery and he's being good cause he has to, but how soon will he be able to get back to working on the inside of his shop?  He has the plywood to put up next on the walls and I know he's chomping at the bit to get to it.
Ellen
 
 
Curtis, 63,  Diagnosed Aug 21, 2006
T1C
Gleason 3+3=6, 3+4=7
PSA 4.10
Bone Scan Negative!!
DiVinci surgery done on October 3rd, 2006
Catheter out October, 11, 2006
After surgery T2C and cancer found on both sides instead of just one side.
Pathology report came back clean!!!


Swimom
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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 1732
   Posted 10/14/2006 3:39 PM (GMT -7)   
tongue  Ellen,
Curtis can do pretty much what he wants as long as it isn't weight bearing. meaning, no heavy lifting, heavy pushing or pulling. He can find things to do that don't require hauling 40 pound sheets of plywood around. How about cut and prime coat trim pieces or something? He can still mow the yard and even rake a few leaves!
A little indoor painting project perhaps? Man o man could I come up with a honey do list to keep him busy..LOL!
 
Most Docs limit weight lifting to 10 pounds for 4-6 weeks. Paul's Doc said 25 as long as he didn't need to squat to lift. He can squat if he feels like it but not as an excersise and not as he lifting more than 10 pounds... for now.
 
Tell that busy man (Curtis) he still needs to cool it on lifting, heavy pushing and pullng for a few more weeks the have at it! If ya tell him it elevates the risk of urinary problems and hernias, he'll listen. If he won't, whatchagonnado?
 

Wicket
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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 316
   Posted 10/14/2006 6:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Swim,
Oh ok...I was just wondering if he could lift the plywood after the 6 weeks are up...I think I can keep him coralled til then...at least I hope so!! tongue
Ellen
 
 
Curtis, 63,  Diagnosed Aug 21, 2006
T1C
Gleason 3+3=6, 3+4=7
PSA 4.10
Bone Scan Negative!!
DiVinci surgery done on October 3rd, 2006
Catheter out October, 11, 2006
After surgery T2C and cancer found on both sides instead of just one side.
Pathology report came back clean!!!


GreenAcres
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 474
   Posted 10/15/2006 6:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Self-propelled regular mowers. No riding mowers - according to our surgeon, no bouncing around to jar up those internal cuts and stuff. And I think we did enough of that on the 5-hour drive home two days after surgery.

They do get antsy! One day after the all clear - it was out to mow the yard and then to Home Depot to pick up landscape pavers to start building a new wall. Those are daily trips, now, 20 pavers at a time. And, first, he has to dig into red clay! (Not to mention he does have a pre-existing hernia - yikes.)

Thank goodness for sports networks or he wouldn't have stayed down at all.
Husband age 65
PSA on 5/1: 4.2 (doubled in 13 mos.; up to 4.3 on 6/1)
DaVinci Surgery 8/2/06
T2a (at biopsy)
T4c (at pathology) w/cancer cell leakage into fatty tissue
Post-Surgical PSA on 10/3/06 - undetectable!
Future: PSA tests twice-yearly

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