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    I had Orcheictomy performed on 10/10 and will most likely have RPLND around Thanksgiving.

    I used to workout regularly before surgery. And feel I am missing something by not being able to workout. Is it okay if I start using my gym for light workouts now - 3 weeks after surgery? Or would you suggest I need to wait 6+ weeks after RPLND?

    09.29.07 - visit to ER with severe pain
    10.08.07 - Dx with TC
    10.10.07 - Rt I/O. Dx - 90% EC, 10 % yolk sac tumor, less than 1% immature teratoma & choriocarcinoma
    11.21.07 - (day before Thanksgiving) NS RPLND @ MSKCC
    11.28.07 - Return back home, recieve lab report. 86 lymph nodes removed - all clear. Begin Surveillance
    04.10.08 - 2 cm nodule detected in lungs
    04.28.08 - Starting 4XEP
    07.03.08 - 4XEP complete
    end-Sept - CT Scan scheduled

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    working out

    Manny not sure if this is the right answer. But I have returned to the gym my I/O was on the same day as yours. Im just doing light cardio workouts no weights except for light shoulder press. I felt really bad just sitting at home and started to get headaches from sleeping to much.


    • #3
      6 weeks is going to be the standard answer but if you must go back to the gym stick with cardio work.
      Son Jason diagnosed 4/30/04, stage III. Right I/O 4/30/04. Graduated College 5/13/04. 4XEP 6/7/04 - 8/13/04. Full open RPLND 10/13/04. All Clear since.

      Treated by Dr. Rakowski of Midland Park, NJ. Visited Sloan Kettering for protocol advice. RPLND done at Sloan Kettering.


      • #4
        I started lifting again about 5-6 weeks after the I/O. Prior to that, light cardio worked fine.
        "Life moves pretty fast; if you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." -Ferris Bueller
        11.22.06 -Dx the day before Thanksgiving
        12.09.06 -Rt I/O; 100% seminoma, multifocal; Stage I-A; Surveillance; Six years out! I consider myself cured.


        • #5
          Walking was the best start for me at about 3 weeks, but even taking the trash out was a chore the first few weeks. Now 7 weeks later all bets are off and I'm doing regular activities like yard work etc.... My wife and I walk 5 miles every day without a problem.
          "Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see". Heb 11:1


          • #6
            I was in the gym again after a month, back to my regular heavy lifting after 6 weeks just to be on the safe side.
            4/26/07 - mass confirmed w/ no elevated markers
            4/27/07 - left I/O
            5/2/07 - Dx: 100% seminoma stage 1A
            Surveillance: CT/blood (6 month cycle)
            4/27/13 - 6 years cancer free!