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    Senior Member RoMad's Avatar
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    3 more days and then its off the bike for 6 weeks

    I posted a while back that I had joined the Big C club with prostate cancer. Well, I told my Dr. that I did not want to delay and I am about to get what I asked for. My surgery is this Friday morning at 0700. I am having the robotic prostatectomy and my Surgeon says he doesn't want me riding for 6 weeks. He said he doesn't want me to strain anything.
    I have been riding a bit more than usual as I wanted to be in good condition before the surgery.
    I have made a list of things to do while recovering. My bikes will get some maintenance that I have been putting off among other things. I am even thinking of having my Lemond powder coated while I am layed up. I have never really liked the color of it (its white).
    I will probably be posting more than I normally do, so I hope I don't bore you.
    Stapfam, thanks for the advice on my conditioning, I have been doing the exercises you recommended. I found that I can do them on my bike.

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    Our thoughts are with you.

    It is good to keep active.
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    Paint it Yellow.
    You are going to do Great.
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    I'm sure your fitness will serve you well with your recovery. All the best. BTW, my wife is an 18 year survivor of breast cancer.
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    I look forward to your posts.

    Here's to a quick recovery!
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    Good luck on Friday and with the recovery. Looking forward to the posts that say, "I'm back on the bike."
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    A guy in our church had that robotic stuff done. He was up and around in a couple of days. Not riding a bike, mind you, but back to most normal activity after a very brief layoff.
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    Best of luck with the surgery and recovery.
    Post pics of the newly painted bike. Will it be a custom color/style?
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    Best of luck and a quick recovery.
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    Best wishes for a quick and thorough recovery.

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    3 days after seed implants in my prostate drove 1,000 miles. 2 weeks after the surgery was riding.
    Buns and scrotum were black and blue, but did minor saddle adjustment, and was good to go like nothing happened.
    Doctor said: '. . . but you can't do that!'
    That was 5 years ago!
    Good luck!

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    Best wishes for the surgery and get well soon! I am going to recommend blue metallic with silver replacement decals for the LeMond. Candy red is very nice too. If you can't ride... working on bikes is okay eh?
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    Best wishes for a successful surgery and a complication free recovery.

    Oh yes, don't let your macho or anyone else make you start activity too soon. Some push it and it works. Most who push activity wish they hadn't.

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    Best wishes and a speedy recovery.

    Looking forward to future ride reports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoMad View Post
    I have been riding a bit more than usual as I wanted to be in good condition before the surgery.
    That is a proven strategy.

    Best wishes for a successful surgery, a speedy recovery and a triumphant return in 6 weeks.

    What color?
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    All the best to you for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery! Looking forward to pics of the refurbished bike and to hearing that you're back in the saddle come August.
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    I hope the surgery goes well and you'll keep us informed as you heal.

    I vote for red. It's a power color.
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    Best of luck, you'll be fine.
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    Best wishes for a smooth and full recovery followed by an excellent season of riding.
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    I hate to recommend this but get walking. It goes against the grain as I cannot walk far before the knees give me a problem. But After RP and a 12" deep incision- that was all I could do. You won't have that problem but if off the bike and "Strenuous" exercise out for a few weeks-- Keep your legs working. I used to walk a couple of miles a day. Initially just doing it was enough but not long before I was Putting the HRM on to get the HR up to working levels and keeping it there.

    And sitting on the saddle after 6 weeks off will be painfull--Good Luck.
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    Best wishes for a strong recovery.
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    RoMad,
    Best of luck with your surgery and quick healing. Many of us here are in the club you have just joined.
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    Best of luck and a speedy recovery to you!
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    See you back on the road real soon. We're all with you.

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    Second Stepfam's walking recommendation. Take it easy but get outdoors as soon as you feel like it. Best wishes for a quick recovery.

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