Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Fifty Plus (50+) > Pills and Ills
Reload this Page >

When To Get Back on Bike after Prostate Biopsy

Notices
Pills and Ills This is a discussion subforum for the health challenges faced by riders 50+. These discussions are in no way to be considered professional medical advice.

When To Get Back on Bike after Prostate Biopsy

Old 06-01-21, 10:10 AM
  #76  
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2020
Location: SW Michigan
Posts: 26

Bikes: Brand new 2021 Trek FX 1

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Liked 9 Times in 7 Posts
Good for you,, Be careful and listen to your body..
xenabr549 is offline  
Likes For xenabr549:
Old 06-01-21, 12:46 PM
  #77  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: SW Fl.
Posts: 5,611

Bikes: Day6 Semi Recumbent "FIREBALL", 1981 Custom Touring Paramount, 1983 Road Paramount, 2013 Giant Propel Advanced SL3, 2018 Specialized Red Roubaix Expert mech., 2002 Magna 7sp hybrid, 1976 Bassett Racing 45sp Cruiser

Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1065 Post(s)
Liked 779 Times in 502 Posts
Originally Posted by Sorg67
Six weeks post surgery. Rode bicycle three miles yesterday. Felt okay. Going to ease back in slowly. Legs felt very weak, but I think they will come back quickly. Resumed running about a week ago. Going slow and easy.
AWESOME!!
OldTryGuy is offline  
Likes For OldTryGuy:
Old 06-10-21, 05:48 AM
  #78  
Full Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 226

Bikes: 1991 Diamondback Apex, 2015 Trek Verve 3, 2020 Specialized Diverge

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 143 Post(s)
Liked 116 Times in 58 Posts
23 miles on hybrid cushy seat Saturday. 10 miles on Gravel bike regular seat yesterday. Planning 15 miles on Gravel bike Friday and longer on Sunday. Regular seat on Gravel bike was a bit tender for the first couple miles, but after that seemed fine. Hopefully back to full speed soon!
Sorg67 is offline  
Likes For Sorg67:
Old 06-24-21, 07:39 AM
  #79  
Full Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 226

Bikes: 1991 Diamondback Apex, 2015 Trek Verve 3, 2020 Specialized Diverge

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 143 Post(s)
Liked 116 Times in 58 Posts
Thirty miles on Sunday. Gravel bike seems comfortable. I want to do a 50 mile loop this coming Sunday. Too big of a jump? 30 miles on Sunday seemed easy. I feel like 50 miles would be doable.
Sorg67 is offline  
Likes For Sorg67:
Old 06-24-21, 07:31 PM
  #80  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: SW Fl.
Posts: 5,611

Bikes: Day6 Semi Recumbent "FIREBALL", 1981 Custom Touring Paramount, 1983 Road Paramount, 2013 Giant Propel Advanced SL3, 2018 Specialized Red Roubaix Expert mech., 2002 Magna 7sp hybrid, 1976 Bassett Racing 45sp Cruiser

Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1065 Post(s)
Liked 779 Times in 502 Posts
Originally Posted by Sorg67
............................... I want to do a 50 mile loop this coming Sunday. Too big of a jump? .........................


Nothing ventured, Nothing ????

Good luck and HAVE FUN!!!
OldTryGuy is offline  
Likes For OldTryGuy:
Old 07-07-21, 08:57 AM
  #81  
Full Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 226

Bikes: 1991 Diamondback Apex, 2015 Trek Verve 3, 2020 Specialized Diverge

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 143 Post(s)
Liked 116 Times in 58 Posts
Did my 50 mile loop on Monday. 42 miles Sunday. First time doing back to back "long" rides (long for me). Was a bit beat towards the end but felt good. Targeting 60 miles next weekend. Longest lifetime is 65 miles. Goal to do a 100 mile ride this year. Planning to bump a little each week. We will see if I hit a wall at some point.
Sorg67 is offline  
Likes For Sorg67:
Old 07-07-21, 09:08 AM
  #82  
Forum Moderator
 
cb400bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Kalamazoo MI
Posts: 20,625

Bikes: Fuji SL2.1 Carbon Di2 Cannondale Synapse Alloy 4 Trek Checkpoint ALR-5 Viscount Aerospace Pro Colnago Classic Rabobank Schwinn Waterford PMount Raleigh C50 Cromoly Hybrid Legnano Tipo Roma Pista

Mentioned: 58 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3084 Post(s)
Liked 6,545 Times in 3,757 Posts
Great to hear!
__________________












cb400bill is offline  
Likes For cb400bill:
Old 07-07-21, 10:12 AM
  #83  
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2020
Location: SW Michigan
Posts: 26

Bikes: Brand new 2021 Trek FX 1

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Liked 9 Times in 7 Posts
Way to go... I did 19 yesterday, Long for me,, going to try to get to 25 next week
xenabr549 is offline  
Likes For xenabr549:
Old 07-07-21, 03:36 PM
  #84  
Full Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 226

Bikes: 1991 Diamondback Apex, 2015 Trek Verve 3, 2020 Specialized Diverge

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 143 Post(s)
Liked 116 Times in 58 Posts
Originally Posted by xenabr549
Way to go... I did 19 yesterday, Long for me,, going to try to get to 25 next week
I started getting back into riding more in August of last year (2020). At that time 5 - 10 miles was a typical ride. I started working myself up slowly and got up to 65 miles. Then I got my cancer diagnosis and then had surgery. That set me back a bit, but I am working myself back up. I made a few jumps that were perhaps a bit too much and was really suffering at the end of the ride. I have become a believer in small, consistent gains. Listen to your body. Don't push too far, too fast.
Sorg67 is offline  
Likes For Sorg67:
Old 07-07-21, 08:18 PM
  #85  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: SW Fl.
Posts: 5,611

Bikes: Day6 Semi Recumbent "FIREBALL", 1981 Custom Touring Paramount, 1983 Road Paramount, 2013 Giant Propel Advanced SL3, 2018 Specialized Red Roubaix Expert mech., 2002 Magna 7sp hybrid, 1976 Bassett Racing 45sp Cruiser

Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1065 Post(s)
Liked 779 Times in 502 Posts
Originally Posted by Sorg67
Did my 50 mile loop on Monday. 42 miles Sunday. First time doing back to back "long" rides (long for me). Was a bit beat towards the end but felt good. Targeting 60 miles next weekend. Longest lifetime is 65 miles. Goal to do a 100 mile ride this year. Planning to bump a little each week. We will see if I hit a wall at some point.
Wonderful update. What we like to read.
OldTryGuy is offline  
Likes For OldTryGuy:
Old 03-11-22, 12:59 PM
  #86  
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2022
Location: St Louis MO
Posts: 28

Bikes: 2016 Specialized Tarmac Di2, 2016 Specialized Epic mtb, 2015 Trek Boone 9

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Liked 34 Times in 16 Posts
Hi Sorg67, My timeline is running pretty much 1 year behind yours. I have decided on robotic surgery, just waiting for meeting with surgeon and setting a date. It should be late April to mid May. I just wanted to see how you are doing riding 1 year later.
dav57 is offline  
Old 03-13-22, 10:12 AM
  #87  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 4,530
Mentioned: 34 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2112 Post(s)
Liked 663 Times in 443 Posts
Originally Posted by dav57
Hi Sorg67, My timeline is running pretty much 1 year behind yours. I have decided on robotic surgery, just waiting for meeting with surgeon and setting a date. It should be late April to mid May. I just wanted to see how you are doing riding 1 year later.
Welcome to Bike Forums.

Sorg67 hasn't visited bike forums for several months, so if he does pop in it would be great to hear how he's doing.

However, my RALP (I laugh every time at that acronym, Robotic Assisted Laproscopic Radical Prostatectomy, no idea why the second R is dropped from the acronym) was mid July 2021.

By mid August I was back on the bike, and by mid September I was riding my bike daily to radiation therapy.
Radiation therapy eventually turned the BU bridge into a mountain for me, so the last week of radiation therapy I took alternate transportation.
But it didn't take long for the world to flatten out for me again and I'm back on my bike often, I'm sure I'll be close to 100% this summer.

Everyone heals differently, but for me, my bike has been a great help to my healing though all this.

Good luck. Listen to your body and be patient with yourself.

-mr. bill
mr_bill is offline  
Likes For mr_bill:
Old 03-13-22, 10:29 AM
  #88  
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2022
Location: St Louis MO
Posts: 28

Bikes: 2016 Specialized Tarmac Di2, 2016 Specialized Epic mtb, 2015 Trek Boone 9

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Liked 34 Times in 16 Posts
Originally Posted by mr_bill
Welcome to Bike Forums.

Sorg67 hasn't visited bike forums for several months, so if he does pop in it would be great to hear how he's doing.

However, my RALP (I laugh every time at that acronym, Robotic Assisted Laproscopic Radical Prostatectomy, no idea why the second R is dropped from the acronym) was mid July 2021.

By mid August I was back on the bike, and by mid September I was riding my bike daily to radiation therapy.
Radiation therapy eventually turned the BU bridge into a mountain for me, so the last week of radiation therapy I took alternate transportation.
But it didn't take long for the world to flatten out for me again and I'm back on my bike often, I'm sure I'll be close to 100% this summer.

Everyone heals differently, but for me, my bike has been a great help to my healing though all this.

Good luck. Listen to your body and be patient with yourself.

-mr. bill
Thanks mr bill, I appreciate your feedback. From the thread I can see that a few have mentioned to take it slow and not rush it, let it come back with time. I"m getting in all the riding I can up to surgery.
dav57 is offline  
Likes For dav57:
Old 03-13-22, 11:12 AM
  #89  
Forum Moderator
 
cb400bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Kalamazoo MI
Posts: 20,625

Bikes: Fuji SL2.1 Carbon Di2 Cannondale Synapse Alloy 4 Trek Checkpoint ALR-5 Viscount Aerospace Pro Colnago Classic Rabobank Schwinn Waterford PMount Raleigh C50 Cromoly Hybrid Legnano Tipo Roma Pista

Mentioned: 58 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3084 Post(s)
Liked 6,545 Times in 3,757 Posts
I am glad to see that this thread popped back up. I haven't posted in it for quite a while. Let me bring you up to date.

My MRI ended up showing a 2nd tumor and other possible trouble spots. So, after a CAT scan and a Bone scan determined that those spots were not other tumors, in August I started on 3 years of quarterly hormone treatments. In early November I started on 28 days of daily radiation treatments. Those ended on December 3rd, 2022.

My PSA number had started at 5.9 in December 2021, had risen to 6.9 by September 2022, and during the radiation treatments had climbed to 9.7 in November 2022. The radiation treatments had irritated the prostate tissue which caused a climb in the numbers during treatment. In February, approxmately 2.5 months after my radiation treatment ended, my PSA number had dropped to only 0.21.

As we caught my cancer very early, no surgery was needed.

I must say that during the first two weeks of daily radiation, I felt fine. I continued to work, ride my bike, and felt pretty normal. At the two week point fatigue hit me like a ton of bricks. I stopped going to work for the rest of the treatments and for about 3 weeks after. Work told me to stay home and rest, and not to worry about coming back until I felt that I was truly ready. I ended up missing about 5 1/2 weeks of work.

Today I still feel like I have less endurance than before this all started. I often take a nap at lunch time but work is cool with that, as well. My oncologist has told me that I can live my life with no restrictions, and that I can ride my bike as much as I want. While I have ridden a bit on my trainer and have got outside for a few short rides, I can't wait until Spring really arrives here.
__________________













Last edited by cb400bill; 04-05-22 at 06:17 PM.
cb400bill is offline  
Likes For cb400bill:
Old 03-22-22, 08:17 AM
  #90  
Full Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: SoCal
Posts: 325

Bikes: SL6 S Works Tarmac, 7 series Trek Madone, Saris Hammer Smart Trainer, Eddie Merckx, Ciocc, Trek 5900, DeRosa, Peugot, Diverge Gravel

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 38 Post(s)
Liked 55 Times in 32 Posts
Back on he bike after prostate biopsy

I haven't had one for a few years but when I did I just stayed off the bike for 24 hours. If it hurt to ride I would not have done it.
fastcarbon is offline  
Old 03-22-22, 06:06 PM
  #91  
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2022
Location: St Louis MO
Posts: 28

Bikes: 2016 Specialized Tarmac Di2, 2016 Specialized Epic mtb, 2015 Trek Boone 9

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Liked 34 Times in 16 Posts
Hey cb400bill, thanks for your update. Glad to hear your back riding. Hopefully your endurance and stamina will come back too.

I meet with the surgeon April 1, no foolin'
dav57 is offline  
Likes For dav57:
Old 03-23-22, 08:00 AM
  #92  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: SW Fl.
Posts: 5,611

Bikes: Day6 Semi Recumbent "FIREBALL", 1981 Custom Touring Paramount, 1983 Road Paramount, 2013 Giant Propel Advanced SL3, 2018 Specialized Red Roubaix Expert mech., 2002 Magna 7sp hybrid, 1976 Bassett Racing 45sp Cruiser

Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1065 Post(s)
Liked 779 Times in 502 Posts
Originally Posted by dav57
Hey cb400bill, thanks for your update. Glad to hear your back riding. Hopefully your endurance and stamina will come back too.

I meet with the surgeon April 1, no foolin'
Good luck with your Dr. meeting and make sure to ask questions. Just a suggestion to start doing KEGELS before surgery.
OldTryGuy is offline  
Old 03-23-22, 05:06 PM
  #93  
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2022
Location: St Louis MO
Posts: 28

Bikes: 2016 Specialized Tarmac Di2, 2016 Specialized Epic mtb, 2015 Trek Boone 9

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Liked 34 Times in 16 Posts
Originally Posted by OldTryGuy
Good luck with your Dr. meeting and make sure to ask questions. Just a suggestion to start doing KEGELS before surgery.
Thanks for the heads up. I've been doing kegels for a few weeks already. My brother had his removed 10 years ago so he advised me to get started.
dav57 is offline  
Old 03-23-22, 06:18 PM
  #94  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: SW Fl.
Posts: 5,611

Bikes: Day6 Semi Recumbent "FIREBALL", 1981 Custom Touring Paramount, 1983 Road Paramount, 2013 Giant Propel Advanced SL3, 2018 Specialized Red Roubaix Expert mech., 2002 Magna 7sp hybrid, 1976 Bassett Racing 45sp Cruiser

Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1065 Post(s)
Liked 779 Times in 502 Posts
Originally Posted by dav57
Thanks for the heads up. I've been doing kegels for a few weeks already. My brother had his removed 10 years ago so he advised me to get started.
r.e. bold - EXCELLENT!!!

p.s. - hoping your choice of treatment is chosen based on age, physical condition, Gleason Score, prostate condition, diet habits, questions to surgeon, second opinions obtained and research + RESEARCH + RESEARCH

keep us posted BTW, I'm 7 years this month Gleason 10
OldTryGuy is offline  
Old 04-05-22, 04:18 PM
  #95  
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2022
Location: St Louis MO
Posts: 28

Bikes: 2016 Specialized Tarmac Di2, 2016 Specialized Epic mtb, 2015 Trek Boone 9

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Liked 34 Times in 16 Posts
Finally ready to update my situation. I met with surgeon last Friday April 1. Finally got it all scheduled today. Robotic surgery will be April 19. Getting blood labs this week, and last abdominal scan to check lymph nodes will be next Tuesday the 12th. The count down is on.
dav57 is offline  
Likes For dav57:
Old 04-05-22, 04:44 PM
  #96  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: SW Fl.
Posts: 5,611

Bikes: Day6 Semi Recumbent "FIREBALL", 1981 Custom Touring Paramount, 1983 Road Paramount, 2013 Giant Propel Advanced SL3, 2018 Specialized Red Roubaix Expert mech., 2002 Magna 7sp hybrid, 1976 Bassett Racing 45sp Cruiser

Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1065 Post(s)
Liked 779 Times in 502 Posts
Originally Posted by dav57
Finally ready to update my situation. I met with surgeon last Friday April 1. Finally got it all scheduled today. Robotic surgery will be April 19. Getting blood labs this week, and last abdominal scan to check lymph nodes will be next Tuesday the 12th. The count down is on.
Hoping things go smoothly for you. I have the most important scan of my 7 years with PCa also next Tuesday.
OldTryGuy is offline  
Likes For OldTryGuy:
Old 04-05-22, 05:19 PM
  #97  
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2022
Location: St Louis MO
Posts: 28

Bikes: 2016 Specialized Tarmac Di2, 2016 Specialized Epic mtb, 2015 Trek Boone 9

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Liked 34 Times in 16 Posts
Originally Posted by OldTryGuy
Hoping things go smoothly for you. I have the most important scan of my 7 years with PCa also next Tuesday.
Thank you. Hope all is good for you on Tuesday as well. Do leave an update with the good news.
dav57 is offline  
Likes For dav57:
Old 04-05-22, 05:28 PM
  #98  
Space Ghost
 
Rage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: NYC
Posts: 1,762

Bikes: Bridgestone, Fuji, Iro, Jamis, Gary Fisher, GT, Scott, Specialized and more

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 292 Post(s)
Liked 412 Times in 318 Posts
My best wishes to both of you.
Rage is offline  
Likes For Rage:
Old 04-05-22, 07:38 PM
  #99  
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2020
Location: SW Michigan
Posts: 26

Bikes: Brand new 2021 Trek FX 1

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Liked 9 Times in 7 Posts
Good luck please keep us updated,
xenabr549 is offline  
Likes For xenabr549:
Old 04-05-22, 10:31 PM
  #100  
Ellensburg, WA
 
scozim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ellensburg, WA
Posts: 3,755

Bikes: See my signature

Mentioned: 77 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 313 Post(s)
Liked 457 Times in 160 Posts
Originally Posted by dav57
Finally ready to update my situation. I met with surgeon last Friday April 1. Finally got it all scheduled today. Robotic surgery will be April 19. Getting blood labs this week, and last abdominal scan to check lymph nodes will be next Tuesday the 12th. The count down is on.
Good luck. I had surgery back on Jan 4th. I rode on the indoor trainer for the first time today. The surgeon told me to wait 3 months before riding a bike. Tomorrow will hopefully be an outside ride. PSA at the 6 week mark after surgery was .022 and the 3 month (done yesterday) came back at .01. My follow up with the surgeon is next week.

Recovery was relatively easy but also needs a lot of patience. I was surprised how long it took for the abdomen to feel better. But, 6 surgical holes and a hernia repair will take time to heal.
__________________
1984 Gitane Tour de France; 1968 Peugeot PL8; 1982 Nishiki Marina 12; 1984 Peugeot PSV; 1993 Trek 950 mtb; 1983 Vitus 979; Colnago Super, mid-80's Bianchi Veloce, 1984 or 85 Vitus 979




scozim is offline  
Likes For scozim:

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.