• I had my prostate removed on 12/21/12 and feel great. I am really into bike riding, my Dr. says that I should wait 12 weeks.

    Asked by sta45capt on Monday, January 14, 2013

    I had my prostate removed on 12/21/12 and feel great. I am really into bike riding, my Dr. says that I should wait 12 weeks.

    has anybody had any experience in this?

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    • Harry's Avatar

      I don't have experience with this, but if the doc says 12 weeks, then I would give it 12 weeks. He knows better than either of us what the actual recovery time is. I'm sure you feel great, but get a few miles down a winter road and see how you feel. Also, you don't want anything to pull loose.

      Besides, how much of a sacrifice is it to miss a winter of biking through snow, sleet, and slush? :-)

      almost 4 years ago
    • fusilier's Avatar

      Another old bikie, here. Mostly what Harry already said.

      I don't know what surgery you had (mine was the "robotic" version, with a small incision just above the belly-button, and accessory incisions for lights, drains, and so forth to either side.)

      It took me a good 8 weeks to just get back to slow walking on a treadmill, 2/3 miles per hour at no incline. It took another 6-8 weeks to not feel like I'd been run over by a truck at the end of a workday.

      Riding was rough, even after that - strain on the stitches was very noticeable, even on mild uphills. My Beloved and Darling Wife and I decided to buy a pair of recumbent tricycles - NO strain on the back and abdomen. But that's for another forum ;^)

      James 2:24

      almost 4 years ago
    • tomget's Avatar

      That's a good question...I'm a cyclist too and had robotic prostectomy like you on Dec14.. I haven't specifically asked..but I know so far I'm suppose to be on light duty. Its pretty darn cold where I live right now(No. Calif) and I don't want to ride much anyway, but from the day I got home I've been walking 30 or 40 minutes twice a day with no ill effect. And been doing home repairs like replacing my gas wall heater that broke last week...Wasn't planning that but its been 27F at night..Wow Cold. Plus painting the kitchen and other stuff inside. Just bored from sitting around. Not good at being inactive. Started doing some light weight lifting..But also thinking its kinda risky..Not advising it..But my normal routine is .."active"..and I don't want things to stop working. I've postponed other more physical tasks like installing the motor in my truck that I finished rebuilding just before surgery. I think I should probably do a little less..and I'm doing the best I can to hold back. Not easy for me to rest so much, but i think its the right thing to do. Rest more.

      almost 4 years ago
    • Clyde's Avatar

      I would follow the dr's advice if only to be sure. But I would also tell the dr you are eager to get back to activity (he will like hearing this) and he can examine you and be more specific in his advice or at least tell you what to watch for in regard to dangers that you may be over doing it. I have only had a couple of surgeries in my life and both times I was back up and running (figuratively) sooner than expected or counseled, but not without caution. Good luck.

      almost 4 years ago
    • Bundoskip's Avatar

      This is indeed good advice. Proper healing prevents scar tissues which can cause a Whole lot of different problems. I was cruising on my bike 8 weeks after my surgery, but they don't make them as "tuff" as I am any more. I am like nails, so be careful. Good health to you.

      almost 4 years ago

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