Regular readers of my blog will recall that in May 2022 I shared a personal update about my health. As I mentioned before, I want to be transparent and continue to share my journey with all of you. After choosing a holistic approach to a 2012 prostate cancer diagnosis and having ten years without surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy, the time came for me to employ a Western medicine approach.
In June of this year, I had a non-surgical procedure called CyberKnife proton therapy, which has over a 90% success rate. At the end of the treatment, my doctor was optimistic and said they would see me in six months. I felt good with just a bit of fatigue as a side effect, which was to be expected. Within a few weeks after the procedure’s completion, I was back to my regular routine – both personal and professional.
In early November, I went to Singapore for the BNI 2022 Global Convention. It was wonderful to be part of our first in-person Convention in three years, meeting BNI members and directors from around the world.
A week after returning home from Singapore, I met with my doctor regarding the CyberKnife treatment. The results were very good. My PSA dropped dramatically – 81%, which is an indication that the treatment was successful. I am pleased with this good news and wanted to share it with you.
I feel great and plan to continue with my full schedule, including traveling to California later this month to be with my daughter and her husband as they await the arrival of my first grandchild. It will be a wonderful way to welcome the new year!
As always, I appreciate the continued support, encouragement, and positive energy from so many during this long journey. I look forward to seeing you soon at an in-person or a virtual event. Thank you!