how long do i have to wait to go back to excersize?

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4carl
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   Posted 5/17/2007 6:55 AM (GMT -7)   
I run 4-6 miles per day or cycle 30 miles plus weight train every day. After i have the robotic surgery how long do i have to wait till i can resume? i've been doing this for over 35 years and its a part of my life that i dont want to give up. Whats realistic? thanks for the help. carl 
stats 61 psa 5.1 up from 3.4 in a yr free psa 6%
patholgy gleason 6 T1c


Cedar Chopper
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   Posted 5/17/2007 7:29 AM (GMT -7)   

Carl,

Read what Bluebird suggests about cycling (Don't.).  Running and weight training can be resumed as you feel up to it - if you take it easy and work up to it without hurting yourself.

I work with pallets of fresh produce and have been lifting 80 lbs frequently throughout the day since Week 6.

At Week 4, I was gingerly lifting 40....  I can still feel some internal sutering.

Swimom also recommends pushing the envelope to regain strength.  Howevewr, if you hurt yourself, it is a big mistake!

I have been working in this industry for 30 years.  Start slow.

In God's Love,

CCedar


~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*
2 Years of PSA between 4 and 5.5
Biopsy 23DEC06 
Only 5 percent cancer in one of 8 samples.
Gleeson 3+3=6
Radical Prostatectomy 16FEB07 at age 54.
1+" tumor - touching inside edge of gland.
Confined:)
***************
Texas Hill Country
FRESH Produce Department Manager
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stkitt
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   Posted 5/17/2007 8:21 AM (GMT -7)   

I agree with Cedar as with any surgery, you must allow your body time to heal.  It has gone thru a big shock and so have you.  You will get back to your pre-op exercise but overdoing it may in the end push you backwards.

Your body will tell you when it has had enough, listen to it and don't push to fast.

Good question for your physician too. yeah Gentle Hugs.


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Kitt

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Berb
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   Posted 6/29/2007 12:39 AM (GMT -7)   
My surgeon told me I should not run for 6 weeks, then it was OK, which is what I did.

Berb
59 years old
Da Vinci surgery Jan 10, 2007, nerves spared
Pre surgery PSA 8, Gleeson 3+4=7, T1C, 3 out of 12 biopsies had cancer
Post surgery pathology says no cancer outside prostate
Complication 1 - urine favoured drain tube over catheter, extra time in hospital, catheter in for 2 weeks
Complication 2 - urinary tract infection - Citrobacter (hospital bug), 6 weeks anti biotics cleared up
Complication 3 - fungal growth on genitals (candida albicans) probably from antibiotics
PSA test 10 weeks after surgery - PSA undetectable


aviator
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   Posted 6/29/2007 4:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Cedar Chopper said...
(Read what Bluebird suggests about cycling (Don't.).)
Do you have a link to that?  I couldn't find it on the search option.

bluebird
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   Posted 6/29/2007 2:44 PM (GMT -7)   

  tongue Hey ~ Aviator!!!   Bike Riding? Started by Axeman 

 

Don't forget to "Refresh".... once you get there!

Got your e-mail and popped it to the top.  I see :) your posting on it!

I will leave this post here..for future "members & lurkers"... yeah


Cedar Chopper
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   Posted 6/29/2007 3:25 PM (GMT -7)   

Aviator and Bluebird,

The reason Aviator could not find the link is that this material is in Our Journey ~ Sharing is Caring by.......Buddy & Lee .  (Lee, please make this into an active link.)
Somehow, Bluebird did not include Bluebird's Journey in the index??!!  There are other pertinent quotes about the sphincters from Dr. Walsh included there as well.

Bluebird, PUH-LEEEZ add this link to your Helpful Hints list of links and PUHLEEEEZ give it a non-alphabetical spot near the top of the links you list.  I understand your self-imposed modesty.  However, the newbies need access to this stuff!  Think of it as a bio of the Helpful Hints author.  Think of it as your credentials (as if you needed them).  What ever. The reader should be able to easily find your journey under the title of Bluebird.

Aviator, The following is Bluebird's advice on riding a bicycle (Don't!) that was included in a section on Buddy's physical regime: 

He started back to the YMCA on June 1st to continue his Wellness program (Tuesdays & Thursdays) and Mon,Wed,Fri,Sat,&Sun 2 mile walk on road with incline along our beautiful creek in the mountains.  He is not doing any of the seated machines… only the legs and upper body activities. (We’ve made a decision not to do the sit down machines (biking included) to save any extra stress to the sphincter muscle… it has a job to do and we want to give it the best opportunity we can to keep us from any urinary incontinence ~ in the future.  

Reminder::::::

PLEASE>>>>>>>>   DON’T RIDE ON LAWNMOWERS, HORSES, BIKES, during your recovery period… take the time to heal and recover completely before you try these… We personally will not be doing any of these in the future…   (SEE SPHINCTER Information at the bottom of this thread)

May God's Love be with you, always- in the Son!
CCedar



~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*
2 Years of PSA between 4 and 5.5
Biopsy 23DEC06 
Only 5 percent cancer in one of 8 samples.
Gleeson 3+3=6
Radical Prostatectomy 16FEB07 at age 54.
1+" tumor - touching inside edge of gland.
Confined:)
***************
Texas Hill Country
FRESH Produce Department Manager
Have you had your 5 colors today?

Post Edited (Cedar Chopper) : 6/29/2007 4:37:07 PM (GMT-6)


veteran1
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   Posted 6/30/2007 4:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Carl,

Sounds like you were in teriffic shape before surgery. I'm sure you still are. Your physical fitness will work in your favor during recovery. However, your body has undergone a major internal assult. You will need time to heal. I get the feeling that you're a hard charger. Just tone it down for awhile, and listen to your doctors instructions.

You may have to walk before you can run again.

All Good Thoughts,

Vet

bluebird
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   Posted 6/30/2007 6:06 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey CCedar,  You are a sweetie ~ tucking bluebird under your big cedar wings!!!  

   tongue   Check your e-mail…


mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina

J  We invite you to visit our personal thread:  Click Here:  “Our Journey” ~ Sharing is Caring 

April 3, 2006  53 on surgery day

RRP / Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy with "wide excision"

PSA 4.6   Gleason  3+3=6    T2a   Confined to Prostate

2nd PSA 02-06-2007 Less than 0.1 Non-Detectable :)

 

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bluebird
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   Posted 6/30/2007 6:13 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi ~ Carl,

 

I posted on your original thread….click here…>> how long can i wait-need input   in response to this question… 

I’m also adding all your previous threads so others can follow your journey…

 

Thinking of you as you continue to move forward.

In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy

 

Remember:

KNOWLEDGE    IS    POWER  ...  and  POWER conquers  fear

 

YOU MAKE THE DECISIONS… YOU HAVE OPTIONS…

~ and ~

Your decision will be the right decision for you!!!

 

 

Helping to keep Carl’s Journey together for future readers…

Started by: Carl4

 

Cesiun 131 anybody know about it?

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new idea seeds maybe?? advice welcome

how long can i wait-need input  


SJC
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   Posted 7/1/2007 3:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Dear 4Carl:
 
I had open surgery this past August.  Had a regular running regimen for 17 years in your distance range.  Was told, which is also the rule of thumb, no heavy exercise for six weeks (running is considered heavy exercise) post surgery.  From what I've read, this is applicable for robotic surgery as well.  I followed instructions and re-started the regimen at the six week mark.  I started with about a mile or so just to see how I felt....fine.  By the end of the week, I ran five miles.  Could have gone longer, but still was not sure.  Felt fine.  After a couple of weeks, I ran seven in one hour, three minutes.  Fine.
 
RE weights, I started slowly here too.  Didn't want any strain.  Afraid of hernia.  So, I never pushed hard.  The running aspect was more important to me. 
 
Can't comment on the cycle training since I no longer own a bike (got a little wet during Katrina).
 
Hope my comments help.
 
SJC

Grover
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   Posted 7/2/2007 8:08 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree with the other posts about letting your body be your guide. Listen to it. I think you should start resuming all your activities but start SLOWLY at a REDUCED RATE and gradually ease into your regular routine. Let pain and other symptoms like blood in your urine be your guide.

Before my surgery, I was swimming 2 miles a week, aerobic walking 2mi/day, and doing a lot of stretching for a chronic back pain condition so I think I was in better shape than most men my age. I love to golf and felt good enough to go to the driving range 5 days after catheter removal. That went so well that I played in a golf tournament with my fellow prostate buds 2 days later. I had some blood in my urine after that but no pain. But as you might have read in my recent post "Blood in urine after surgery", I've cut back a little and now no bloody urine. Listen to your body ! And good luck.
Diagnosed Jan 07
PSA 5.7
Biopsy -12 samples, positive in 4, Gleason 3+3, TC1
Age 59
Surgery (robotic) June 1 2007
Final pathology - fully contained to prostate, 2% TC1, Gleason 3+3
Only occasional need for incontinence pad 4 weeks after surgery


4carl
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   Posted 7/2/2007 1:07 PM (GMT -7)   

I’ve had a change of plans no surgery I’m doing HDR MONO on 7/19&7/26. The recovery should be quicker and for my pc the cure rate is 96+%. HRD MONO is a temp seed implant without the potential problems of seed migration and residual radiation plus less blockage issues. The protocol is limited to 6s or less and psa less than 10. I'm going to Demanus in Oakland at CET. I’ll report later I just didn’t want the down time. carl


stats 61 psa 5.1 up from 3.4 in a yr free psa 6%
patholgy gleason 6 T1c


bluebird
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   Posted 7/4/2007 6:45 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi ~ Carl,

Thanks for your update..... we are firm believers.... 

YOU MAKE THE DECISIONS… YOU HAVE OPTIONS…

~ and ~

Your decision will be the right decision for you!!!

 

We will be there with you on the 19th & 26th...

Keeping you close in thoughts and prayers as you move forward. 

 

In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy

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