I enjoy riding bikes and usually put in over a 1000 miles a year. One of the rides I like the most is the week long "Michigander" bike ride (~360 miles). Last year I was still recovering from surgery and could only do the weekend two day ride (~70 miles). I have been on Lupron since last June and have really noticed how much muscle mass/tone I have lost.
I have just started to train for the Michigander bike ride and I am a bit dismayed that I can only sit on a spin bike for about 30 minutes before the pain from the seat becomes to grate. I will need to be able to ride for at least seven hours a day to do the bike ride.
My question to the group, can I assume that the Lupron is also making my pelvic floor muscles weaker to the point that a bicycle seat hurts? If so, do you think that I could strengthen them by working out?
58 when diagnosed 4/18/2016 DaVinci surgery Gleason 8 (4+4) T3aN1Mx ductal Stage 4 D1 prostate 74 g, 1/14 lymth nodes "100%" cancer.
PSA= 3.3 2014, 4.7 2015, after surgery 0.1 5/2016, < 0.1 Sept, Jan 2017
6/2/2016 Lupron two year treatment started
External radiation: 38 treatments ended 10/7/2016
Leakage June >750 g, July < 10 g