Author Archives: Bob Hoffman

Post Surgery Day 3

I’m experiencing a little more pain around the areas where the robot went in. I have been “ambulating” (walking around) a lot more today.  The JP drain is almost empty today. I have a follow up appointment with the surgeon … Continue reading

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Post Surgery Day 2

There is a lot of pain when I try to change positions (sitting/laying/standing). Last night I tried to find a suitable place to sleep. The recliner is too low, and it too painful to get in and out of. The … Continue reading

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Heading Down to the Hospital

Everything is a go – heading down to the hospital to have the prostate removed. Have people all over the world in prayer. Such a blessing. Received a note from a missionary in Australia during the night, saying he would … Continue reading

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Doctor’s appointment and pre-surgery check in

Well – heading off to the surgeon’s office for the last pre-surgery consult. Following that, have to go on down to the hospital for my pre-surgery check in. The surgery is scheduled for Monday at 8:00 am. Check in time … Continue reading

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Surgery has been Scheduled

     The week before last we scheduled the surgery to have the prostate removed for April 20, 2019. This was contingent on having a clean bill of health from my cardiologist.       I work out 7 days a … Continue reading

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Scheduling Surgery

     I had good meetings with the radiologist and the surgeon on Wednesday.  I was given a lot of information.      The logical choice is to do the surgery. There is a minimal chance of permanent side effects … Continue reading

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Decision Time

     I have been talking with men that had prostate cancer. They have offered advice, shared their experiences and shed a lot of light on the process. They have also put into context the information I have picked up … Continue reading

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Scan Results Negative

     I met with my urologist yesterday and received the scan results from my full body bone scan and the abdomen and pelvis scan.      The first scan was to determine whether the prostate cancer had spread to … Continue reading

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Scan Day

Heading out this morning. Have early morning appointment to get injected for radioactive dye. Have to wait three hours for dye to settle into the bones. While I am waiting I will have a CT Scan of abdomen an Pelvis … Continue reading

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Next Step

     The next step in this process, before any plan of treatment can be worked out is to determine if the cancer has spread beyond the prostate.      I am scheduled for a full body bone scan next … Continue reading

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