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Running post prostatectomy

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Posted 31 May 2020 at 14:17

I run a lot of marathons and don't want to have to give up after prostatectomy due to incontinence 

I would like to hear from any runners who have had post RP incontinence and continued running. 

User
Posted 07 Jun 2021 at 10:17

Hi Cotswold runner.

Yes was running at 10 weeks.....but walking everyday as soon as I was home from hospital. I really think the walking helps a lot in the rehab

 

Good luck 

User
Posted 07 Jun 2021 at 12:43
Be really careful in the first few weeks, I overdid the walking because the surgeon said it was ok to "walk round the garden". I live on a sheep farm! A week later I was back in hospital nearly dead from sepsis.

One suggested cause was leakage due to over doing it. It's amazing how much pressure gets applied to the prostate area by your core muscles, don't risk popping anything in the first few weeks..

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Posted 01 Jun 2020 at 06:28

Hoam Bop. I had my RP end of November 2019. I was/am a regular trail runner.

My stress incontinence has reduced to almost nothing. I do/did a lot of the pelvic floor exercises and a range of core strengthening exercises. So I recommend you do these. It definitely improved with time. Best wishes and good luck

The only issue I have is the scarring at the blabber neck needs to be dilated regularly. I've been back three times for dilatation. I return to Hospital tomorrow (02/06/20) for the Foley to be removed.

Stay positive (it definitely helps)

 

User
Posted 01 Jun 2020 at 07:36
I had my RARP in mid March 2020 (just before lockdown started).

I was a keen triathlete and (based on surgeon's advise) tried to build up fitness before the operation - a bit like peaking for a big event! I also started the PFE's a month or so before hand and continue to do so.

I am fortunate to have been fully dry after the first four or five weeks and have found no issues with easy jogging to date (I did wear a thin pad on the first few runs just in case but was lucky enough to not need them).

User
Posted 03 Jun 2020 at 00:40

Hi

Can I ask your age please 

Iam 60

Thanks 

User
Posted 03 Jun 2020 at 05:25

Aged 57. Still early days regarding op, but so far so good.

User
Posted 03 Jun 2020 at 07:42

I am 57 and 10 weeks post surgery. I am running without any incontinence issues

User
Posted 03 Jun 2020 at 11:24

Although I'm not a serious runner like yourself, I get out and run a couple of times a week now. 

I was dry pretty much when the catheter was removed, and I do my pelvic floor exercises religiously. 

At two months post op I was using a treadmill at my gym so as to be near the toilet (after 10 minutes I was getting the urge to pee). Now at 6 months, I can go for a half hour or hour run without any issues. 

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Posted 10 Jun 2020 at 15:53

RP done sept 2019. I am now 63. I was running half marathons pre surgery (at Marsden). My surgeon advised me to spend the 6 weeks wait for surgery focusing on my core and kegel strengthening. I probably took this to an extreme ‘training’ twice a day 6 days a week. But I am so glad I did. Based on guidance from doc I started with gradual gentle walking and after 8 week review had a light jog. No leaks no pads. I am now back running with no issues. I am sure my pre surgery efforts set me up for an excellent result.

User
Posted 10 Jun 2020 at 18:15

Top job. That's what i'd describe as a rapid recovery. lets hope for more results like yours.

😀

User
Posted 05 Jun 2021 at 15:40

Hi MikeW,

I'm a keen runner aged 59 and am expecting to need an RP (awaiting biopsy results but the MRI had the consultant pretty convinced it was PCa). Was 10 weeks when you re-started running? 

User
Posted 07 Jun 2021 at 10:17

Hi Cotswold runner.

Yes was running at 10 weeks.....but walking everyday as soon as I was home from hospital. I really think the walking helps a lot in the rehab

 

Good luck 

User
Posted 07 Jun 2021 at 12:43
Be really careful in the first few weeks, I overdid the walking because the surgeon said it was ok to "walk round the garden". I live on a sheep farm! A week later I was back in hospital nearly dead from sepsis.

One suggested cause was leakage due to over doing it. It's amazing how much pressure gets applied to the prostate area by your core muscles, don't risk popping anything in the first few weeks..

User
Posted 07 Jun 2021 at 20:36
Also be aware that men who have had keyhole RP (LARP or robotic LARP) are at higher risk of hernia post-op, and those who do get a hernia have often done too much too soon.
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

 
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