Press release information from WestBow Press:
New book reveals what prostate cancer patients need to know before choosing surgery
MODESTO, Calif. – At age 58, author Rick Redner went to a routine exam in order to obtain a prescription refill. His life was turned upside down when his urologist discovered a suspicious lump on his prostate. This was the beginning of his journey with prostate cancer. Rick chose Robotic Surgery to treat his cancer. “Prostate surgery permanently alters your identity, your sexuality, your relationship and outlook on life,” says Rick. “Since many of these issues are intensely private, most men and couples struggle alone.”
In order to help others on their journey from diagnosis to adjusting to their new life post surgery, Rick & Brenda made a very difficult decision to share their intimate emotional, relational, sexual, and spiritual struggles. Brenda writes, “As Rick lay next to me that night, I tried not to think about my husband in diapers. I realized nothing would be the same again.” Their willingness to share their journey, their mistakes, victories, insights, humor, and faith, will help other couples facing prostate cancer.
Anyone considering prostate surgery will find “I Left My Prostate in San Francisco-Where’s Yours?” Coping with the Emotional, Relational, Sexual & Spiritual Aspects of Prostate Cancer” (published by WestBow Press) an incredibly valuable resource. Rick and Brenda provide their readers with vitally important information such as:
• Things you need to know before and after prostate surgery.
• How surgery will permanently change your sexuality.
• How a simple mistake could cost you thousands of dollars in out –of- pocket medical expenses.
• Tips on breaking the news to friends and family and what to expect when you do.
• How erectile dysfunction and losing urinary control will affect you and your partner.
• Why you could experience a severe depression after receiving the news you’ve been cured of cancer.
• How faith and prayer impacts the disruptive moments in life.
• What attitudes, thoughts, emotions, and behaviors will lift your spirit and repair broken relationships.
Rick & Brenda know how important it is to hear from other people further along the journey of adjusting to life without a prostate. They want to end the isolation couples experience before or after prostate surgery.
To accomplish their goal, they host a website at: whereisyourprostate.com where there is a pre-surgery and post -surgery forum. On these forums men and women can connect with Rick & Brenda as well as with others who join these forums to share information and provide on going support. Rick blogs at: http://whereisyourprostate.blogspot.com/. His on-line diary at: http://www.mdjunction.com/diary/journey-from-diagnosis-treatment-recovery has received more than 26000 hits.
About the Authors
After receiving his master’s in social work from Michigan State University, Rick Redner spent two years as a medical social worker. From there, he decided to become an entrepreneur, owning and operating two sandwich shops for the past 30 years.
Also a Michigan State University graduate, Brenda Redner obtained her RN/BSN and became an oncology nurse, psychiatric nurse and teacher. She went on to teach their four children at home.
If you would be interested in reviewing this book in February or March 2013 or in hosting a spotlight of the book (cover art, synopsis, short excerpt, links to purchase, authors' photos, and bios) please email Cheryl at ccmal(at)charter(dot)net. Deadline for inquiries is January 31st.