To Gut or Not to Gut?

The Pro's & Cons of Having A Robotic RADICAL Prostatectomy (RRP) A personal choice and opinion! In November 2016 it was discovered I had higher than normal PSA. In March, 2018 I was successfully treated for prostate cancer. I am now officially a cancer survivor. Before you congratulate me, please allow to me to point … Continue reading To Gut or Not to Gut?

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Praise God! A Man Named Sparkes Is Now A Cancer Survivor!

Gratefulness Combined With A Scathing First Hand Account At Today's (sub)Standard Prostate Cancer Treatment. On Sunday, March 18th 2018, my wife and I flew to Houston Texas. On Monday I met with Dr. Ara Karamanian and Donnie, his RN. I'd like to say they gave me the "White Glove" treatment, but the truth is Donnie's … Continue reading Praise God! A Man Named Sparkes Is Now A Cancer Survivor!

Conjectures & Speculations of a Man Named Sparkes: Prostate Cancer Blues Jan 31st 2018

When I was about seven or eight years old I heard the most shocking and sensational news of my lifetime. I was surprised and stunned to hear there were real people, on this planet Earth, who actually worshiped the devil! To my mind and thinking such news was way, way beyond comprehending.  Such an idea … Continue reading Conjectures & Speculations of a Man Named Sparkes: Prostate Cancer Blues Jan 31st 2018

Ramblings of a Man Named Sparkes: Prostate Cancer Treatment Prep 101

On Thursday, Nov 16th, 2017, we returned from our third NYC trip this year. I have often bragged that I once went to Hawaii six times over the course of 12 months. I'm about to NYC four times over the course of seven months. Midtown Manhattan might just set the record for most visits in … Continue reading Ramblings of a Man Named Sparkes: Prostate Cancer Treatment Prep 101

Wake Up Call From A Man Named Sparkes

Before I jump in and go off the beaten path with numerous free associations, know that this first must be noted: Renee Padgett is a Washington State Patrol Officer and my next door neighbor. She is losing the battle to cancer. https://www.gofundme.com/xoxoTeamPadgett?viewupdates Cancer numbers still rising... Renee Padgett can't seem to catch a break as her multiple … Continue reading Wake Up Call From A Man Named Sparkes