Patients speak about prostate cancer and laparoscopic radical prostatectomy
Sam Rich, Ft Lauderdale, Florida
I'm a father, husband, and owner of an equipment outlet in Ft. Lauderdale. I am usually busy with life and time is precious.
Last year, at age 52, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. The same year, my father died of heart disease, my uncle died of cancer, my wife lost her grandmother, and a friend of 20 years was found drowned in his pool. I was anxious to deal with my cancer.
My research eventually led me to laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. For me, LRP was a no brainer. I left the hospital the day after prostate surgery and was back to work the following day. It was the best decision for all the right reasons.
Doc Krongrad's vision has made this procedure a reality. Today, a doctor that cares enough to call you after prostate surgery, every day, to make sure you're ok is in common experience an anomaly.
My battle with the insurance company was an epic journey through the medical and governmental bureaucracy. But by plowing the road, my hope is others can follow. Setting any precedent in life is a challenge but the reward is helping even just one other human being along.