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Weight gain after radical prostectamy
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AER1939 posted:
I had a radical prostectamy 2 years ago and also some lymph nodes were cut. In 2 years i have put on 45 pounds and can't seem to lose it. I weight train 2 days a week and also do cardio the other days. Whenever I do high intensity workouts I tend to get nauseous. I am stronger than ever but I just can't build up the stamina necessary for high intensity workouts. Has anyone else had this problem and how did you deal with it? Thank you for any help!
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billh99 responded:
Have you had blood work done to see if anything else is going on?

I did not have my any lymph nodes removed, but have not had any problem controlling my weight since my prostectamy, also 2 years ago.
 
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romel2020 responded:
Hello AER1939, My name is Romel and I am scheduled to have a radical prostectamy soon (June 13 2013). My PSA is 26 and my Dr. says that he is concerned that there may be a chance that the cancer has spread, so he is going to cut the lymph nodes as well to check and see. I am encouraged to hear that you are physically active and was wondering if you could share more of your story. (PSA at time of surgery, recovery process/problems and any other info that might prove encouraging). I am 51 years old and this is very overwhelming for me.
 
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AER1939 replied to romel2020's response:
Romel.
I was 50 when I had my surgery. My PSA was 9. No cancer was found outside the prostate. The reason I had my lymph nodes removed because the cancer was on the edge of the prostate. The main problems I had after surgery were some bad gas pains because of air pumped in my stomach during surgery. I dealt with some painkillers. I some hot flashes, a urinary tract infection and not able to achieve an erection. I then did follow radiation later on as a precaution. My spa now is 0.04. While these were all inconvienant along with the weight gain because my metabolism is messed up I would do it again. I am still alive which is the main things.
 
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romel2020 replied to AER1939's response:
AER1939,
Thank you very much for your honesty, candor and insight. This gives me inspiration to move forward through this situation.
Thank you very much.


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