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I Left My Prostate in San Francisco-Where's Yours?

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ebook, 272 pages
Published April 1st 2013 by Westbow Press (first published January 18th 2013)
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Christopher Ackerman
I left my Prostate in San Francisco—Where’s Yours? is by no means a ringing endorsement for robotic prostate surgery. However, it is a candid and courageous explanation of what patients—and couples—should expect in the months preceding and following this procedure. Through an autobiographical account of their experience with prostate cancer—from diagnosis, to pre-surgery preparation, to the surgery itself, to the recovery process—Rick and Brenda Redner touch upon nearly every aspect of the disea ...more
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Mar 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rick just wanted a refill of his prescription when his doctor insisted on doing a quick prostate check, irrevocably changing Rick’s life. After his doctor felt a lump, he sent out blood work to confirm his suspicions. A few days later, after a grueling wait, Rick was informed that he had prostate cancer. He was now faced with a barrage of tests and decisions to make from his treatment plan to informing his family and everything in between. Rick provides the reader with a very honest description ...more
Amy
I was given this book by the authors to review.

This book gives an incedibly candid look at one couple's journey through prostate cancer. I learned so much about dealing with cancer on so many levels in this book and think this book may help anyone dealign with cancer.
Even if you are not the one living with the diagnosis this will help you know ways you can help the other person. I realized how important it is to be there for the one with cancer and how important it is if you haev it to forgive
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Cheryl Malandrinos
Primarily told from Rick's point of view, the Redners share the journey through Rick's diagnosis, treatment options, surgery, and the post-surgery changes that created challenges for both of them.

With humor and candor, Rick tackles difficult to discuss topics such as living with a catheter, urinary incontinence, depression, erectile dysfunction, and penile rehab. In addition, there are informative chapters about how to share the news with others and how to cope with their reactions, what to expe
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Jed Tales
May 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
News of prostate cancer can seem, to many men, like a signal that their life has come to an end. However, take courage from this wonderful book by Rick and Brenda Redner.

Rick, a cancer sufferer, explains in great depth and detail the steps and decisions necessary to a happy, peaceful and fulfilling life in spite of the disease. Some of the content is unsurprising, if excellent: be careful with great expectations, how to deal with grief and so on. Other chapters contain very precious and importan
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James Goulding
May 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rick and Brenda Redner's book is about how to cope with prostate cancer, comprehensively.

A diagnosis of prostate cancer, caught in its early stages, is a bolt from the blue. Rick Redner found out after what he thought was a routine doctor's appointment. He talks us through the challenges he had to face in the aftermath of the cancer diagnosis—so that his mistakes and travails don't need to be repeated. This includes: how to share the fateful news with friends and family; how to enter into a rela
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Abbie Riddle
Apr 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this book from the author and publisher as a review copy. It has taken me longer than I expected to get my review done. I applaud this couple for the open honesty in which they detailed their story. Many people do not even like their names to appear on church prayer lists for this type of cancer. However, a book like this has been long overdue! On my book shelf I have books for all types of cancer, but none for this topic. I could very easily recommend books to anyone, and now for the ...more
Ed
Feb 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book is a very frank discussion and an in-depth exploration of the issues facing men with prostate cancer. The author's willingness to share intimate details of his personal journey with prostate cancer will help the rest of us avoid some of the pitfalls that he encountered.

I would recommend this book to any man facing an elevated PSA. It would also be helpful to the partner of any man with such a diagnosis.
Patricia Atkinson
i found it was a very good book.being in my late 40s it was interesting because alot of my friends and family are at the age that prostate tests are done every year.no one wants to get it done but this book shows what can happen and if it does where to find help along the was.this book is educational and people should be glad how you and your wife let us into your life.....
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Rick received his Master’s Degree in Social Work from Michigan State University, He spent two years as Director of Social Services at Doctors Hospital in Modesto. From there, he decided to become an entrepreneur, owning and operating two sandwich shops for the past 31 years.


Brenda received her RN/BSN from Michigan State University. Brenda has worked in Home Health Care, Oncology, Psychiatric Nursi
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