Four weeks ago today I had Green Laser Enlarged Prostate Surgery. Yesterday, I went bicycling for the first time. The only reason I waited this long before cycling is the Nordic skiing this March has been grand ... the best Spring skiing in Years! My main reason for writing this post is to complete my blog series on enlarged prostate surgery, and let other men know this kind of procedure is nothing to fear. In fact, I wish I had recognized the warning signs and taken care of my prostate problem earlier. Please read my first post, and learn to recognize the signs of an enlarged prostate and also how to avoid the more severe (and potentially dangerous problems). You don't want to end up in an ambulance like me being taken to the emergency room.
However, this story ends well. My first bike ride was a "non issue" from a prostate perspective. I rode up the shore of Lake Superior and enjoyed almost two hours in the saddle without any pain or issues. Perhaps my behind was a touch sore, but then I have not biked since early November. Remember, I live in northern Minnesota where cycling gets rather tough during the Winter months! I could not haved asked for a nicer ride. Lake Superior was in her Winter ice breakup glory. The shades of blue and white were like something out of an artists paintbox. There was narry a breath of wind, and the sun warmed the temperature to 44F. It was exhilarating.
In conclusion, while I cannot speak to the more serve prostate surgery which involves incisions, life has returned to normal only a few short weeks after Green Laser Enlarged Prostate Surgery. I've included two photos below from yesterdays ride, and links to the other posts in this series on how I dealt with an enlarged prostate.
I am now looking forward to my Upper Mississippi River - 30th Wedding Anniversary Tour! Check out my trip journal found upon the Crazy Guy of a Bike Portal. Our bike tour starts in mid May.
Posts in this Series:
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