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    sta45capt asked a questionProstate Cancer

    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.

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      tomget

      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.

      about 4 years ago
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      Clyde

      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.

      about 4 years ago
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      Bundoskip

      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.

      about 4 years ago
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    In addition to having prostate cancer, I have arthritis and take a drug called Cimzia. This lowers my ability to fight infection, but also allows me to feel good and not be stiff, tired and sore. My question is "Has anyone taken Cimzia after prostate removal, and if so what were the results"
    Thanks

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      GregP_WN

      Hello, sorry you haven't received an answer here. this was posted as an "update" on your page, if you will post this in the questions page, everyone will see it and give you some help.

      about 4 years ago
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    Scheduled or Da vinci robotic surgery on 12/21 at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philly. Starting to get nervous.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Radical retropubic prostatectomy): Went to Fox Chase in Philly, great Dr.

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