Hi Naimnut: Like you, I was "in shape," I guess, at 6'3" and about
198 pounds. But I was not a person who exercised heavily, just the occasional walk etc. And I didn't have any time to get my abs firmed up or do many Kegels before my surgery. I lucked out and got a slot that another patient had cancelled. After my surgeon found out how much beer I drank he was amazed that I had no fat in my gut or around my organs. Must be an Irish thing.
The good news is, I have been pad-free since week-seven post op, and I am not a religious Kegeler. I do them when I think about
it, but not as a steady diet. Don't take my advice on that one though. Do your Kegels.
You'll be fine.
Best to ya,
54 years old
PSA = First ever was 9.8 in late Oct. ‘06, two weeks later, 10.1
Biopsy results 11/22/06 (6 out of 8 cores positive), both lobes, Gleason 3+3 = 6
Da Vinci Robotic RP surgery, City of Hope, Jan 12, 2007
Post surgery pathology – Organ confined, Gleason still 6, margins clear.
First post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 2/20/07