Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Keep us in your prayers please

Larry goes in for surgery tomorrow for early stage prostate cancer. Please pray for him and for his surgical team headed by Dr. Harold Frazier. Dr. Frazier is pretty impressive -- a former Navy doctor who is head of urology at George Washington University Hospital in D.C. He's done 800 of these by robotic laparoscopic surgeries which are less invasive with quicker recovery. Larry should be in the hospital overnight and home recovering on Friday. I plan to stay overnight at the hospital and have my pillow and a lounge chair packed and ready to go.

We've learned a lot about prostate cancer in the past few months (and cancer in general for that matter). There are lots of dietary and lifestyle changes that can increase your chances of avoiding cancer in the first place and recovering fully. So we plan to follow some of the recommendations if not all. (I don't think I can give up all refined sugar forever -- I like chocolate too much.) But moderation is a good strategy and that's our plan.

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