Personal Health Update 2

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!

43 thoughts on “Personal Health Update 2

  1. The best news you could have received. So happy for you & now your legacy continues as you await the arrival of your grandchild. Wishing you well wishes!

  2. Glad to hear that your surgery was successful. Prayers will continue for more continuous good news in the future. Have a great Christmas with your family and a Happy New Year in advance.

  3. This is entirely what all needed, may you enjoy your journey of recovery and recharged during the holidays doubly blessed with the arrival of the the new darling. Stay blessed all our prayers with you.

  4. Wonderful news about your health!
    Enjoy your first grandchild, it will change your world.
    Our first grandchild arrived in February of this year.

    Have a blessed day and make it awesome!

  5. Ivan, I am so very happy to hear of this tremendous development in your medical situation. I remember when you shared how you were looking for the most modern and effective treatments available, yet always with an eye for a holistic approach to capitalize on the body’s intrinsic healing abilities. I definitely resonated with that philosophy!

    Congratulations on this awesome success!

  6. Holistic approach in 2012, you are a visionary! I am very happy for you and your family. I am a nurse in Minnesota and truly believe in merging the Eastern/Western modalities. Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year.
    BNI member of Powerhouse Partners

  7. Wonderful news for your health! Congratulations on the first grandchild. That is really exciting. May many blessing continue your way.

  8. I am glad your surgery has been successful. Prayers will continue for more continuous good news in the future. To your continued fine health, is my personal blessing. Merry Christmas. Happy New Year 2023. You sure do make a difference! Thank you

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