Partial quote from previous posting by bluebird…
It truly amazes us when we read postings that some members have gone back to riding bikes, etc…. Not us!!! We are going to protect this little guy with everything in our powers. If it means no bikes… no horseback riding… Not A Problem… we can sure live without those!!! Again ~ this is strictly a Personal Choice
I know there’s a bike seat with an opening ~ which is the only way to go if you’re going to ride!!! Protect your sphincter muscle at all cost!!!!
Partial quote from previous posting by sjr…
I did go bike riding 40 days later with absolutely no problem. Since my surgery,
Hey ~ Axeman,
There have been other discussions about this topic. And there is a special seat with an opening in it to help relieve the pressure. Swimom has some info on this seat… I’ve tried to find the posting…. but don’t seem to be having any luck…
Yep ~ bikes, horses, riding lawnmowers, snowmobiles, specific exercise equipment….and hard surfaces that put the extra pressure and/or shake the sphincter muscle area (insides too!)... is not recommended after surgery.
It definitely is a "personal choice" as to when you resume your “activities”.
A personal choice for us…. Living a nice long time being continent…. We have only 1 sphincter muscle left and we definitely don’t want to injure this area so ~ we choose not to do many things. And the neat thing about it ~ is we’ve incorporated new things into our daily life… because of this choice. It is mind boggling to us when we read about members golfing so soon after surgery. Isn’t it wonderful that we have choices and “we make the choice”.
Each person heals at different rates… Please let you’re body tell you when it’s right for you… to do the things you’re itching to get back to!
Take care and Happy Every~Day………… Lee & Buddy
mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina
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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 :)