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"A wake-up call from a young e-patient: 'I need to be heard'”

John2
  • By John2 · Posted April 15, 2014
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  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 4/15/14 Dear members, I am writing to share with you a new guest column in "Scope," the Stanford University School of Medicine's medical blog: "A wake-up ...

Any Tips to help regain post surgery bladder control

Otis857
  • By Otis857 · New reply March 29, 2014
  • Journal · 3 replies
  • Hi Y'all Today Im 5 weeks post RALP and things haven't been too bad. Leakage is light - 1 pad a day for a while. But now I am having problems with bladder control that has set in much more intensely in ...

Advice on a post surgery exercise program

Otis857
  • By Otis857 · New reply March 21, 2014
  • Journal · 5 replies
  • Hey Gang, Im 17 days out of RALP surgery. Things are going better, but Im still dealing with some leaking, cramping, stomach muscle pain, Digestive issues, lack of stamina, etc. Now I realize this is ...

The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Don Dizon, MD

John2
  • By John2 · New reply March 19, 2014
  • Journal · 12 replies
  • The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Don Dizon, MD Dear members, We at Inspire are pleased to bring you the latest in a series of Q&A interviews with people who are making contributions to helping patients ...

Our second annual report with Stanford Medical School

Brian
  • By Brian · Posted March 19, 2014
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  • We just finished a brand new special report, “Experts by experience 2014: A compilation of patients’ stories”, in partnership with the Stanford University School of Medicine. It is a 31-page collection ...

Hitting a milestone -- 5,000 photos posted already

John2
  • By John2 · Posted March 18, 2014
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  • From: John Novack, communications director, Inspire 3/18/14 Dear members, I'm writing to let you know that in a little more than a month, members here have posted more than 5,000 photos. Congratulations ...

Post OP urinal bleeding& pain. How long does that last?

Otis857
  • By Otis857 · New reply March 12, 2014
  • Journal · 5 replies
  • Hi gang, Im 3 weeks post op (RALP) and still have bleeding and pain during urination. They both occur primarily at the end of urination. I will have a slightly discolored stream (sometimes more discolored ...

Post surgery Bladder spasms - any ideas on coping?

Otis857
  • By Otis857 · New reply March 3, 2014
  • Journal · 13 replies
  • Im going through some issues with my catheter post surgery that I can use some advice/help with. Im 1 week out of surgery, still have the catheter in til Monday. Today, I had the ctheter clog up from ...

Going in for RALP surgery Monday, Whats next??

Otis857
  • By Otis857 · New reply February 27, 2014
  • Journal · 10 replies
  • Well folks, The time has come. I go in for my Robotic Prostatectomy on Monday morning. What I would like to know is what your journeys have been post surgery, especially the first 1-2 months. I know the ...

The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Kathy Nieder, MD

John2
  • By John2 · New reply February 23, 2014
  • Journal · 36 replies
  • The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Kathy Nieder, MD By John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire Dear members, We at Inspire are pleased to bring you the latest in a series of interviews with people ...

I'm a member of the fraternity now guys

gud
  • By gud · Posted February 17, 2014
  • Discussion in Family and friends · 0 replies
  • Please read blog for details. I'd appreciate any and all words of advice. http://scottspctraintrip.blogspot.com ...

MRI - "Highly Suspicious for tumor"

gud
  • By gud · Posted February 15, 2014
  • Discussion in Screening · 0 replies
  • The Uru called with the MRI results day before yesterday (this after I had called and spoken to his assistant asking that I be called with the results. The assistant responded that the Dr never gave those ...

Introducing Photos for Inspire

Walter
  • By Walter · New reply February 13, 2014
  • Journal · 180 replies
  • Hello everyone, Today at Inspire we’re excited to announce the launch of a new feature, and it’s one that many of you have requested -- the ability to upload photos to Inspire. You can now add photos ...

Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer after Low T treatment

Otis857
  • By Otis857 · New reply January 24, 2014
  • Journal · 6 replies
  • Hi all, Im new here, and like you all, I've done a ton of reading since my diagnosis in November of 2013. Mine was discovered relatively early after starting a low testosterone program. I did the usual ...

New column: "Hope and faith are powerful medicine"

John2
  • By John2 · Posted December 17, 2013
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  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 12/17/13 Dear members, I am writing to share with you a new guest column on the Stanford Scope medical blog, "Hope and faith are powerful medicine ...

Thank You, From Inspire

Walter
  • By Walter · New reply December 3, 2013
  • Journal · 108 replies
  • Hello everyone, As Thanksgiving approaches, all of us at Inspire would like to take a moment to thank you for being part of our community. While we wish no one had to deal with the serious health issues ...

Life, Love, and the Pursuit of a Pain-free Night

Khatn
  • By Khatn · New reply November 19, 2013
  • Journal · 61 replies
  • This past week has given me a load of rows to hoe and think about. One week ago, my darling (and she truly is) 2-y-o Maine Coon kitten (don't care if she's 2, she's still my little kitten) came to me ...

New report: How good communication underpins positive patient outcomes

John2
  • By John2 · Posted September 25, 2013
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 9/25/13 Dear members, I'm writing to share with you a new report based on an online survey of more than 1,000 Inspire members affected by cancer. "The ...

TURP-post op

maann
  • By maann · Posted August 9, 2013
  • Discussion in Life with a prostate disease · 0 replies
  • I have little hope of finding help dealing with the effects from this surgery.The hopelessness of it all has me going from suicidal to homicidal.I mean,I`m still in my forty's and my sex-life has been ...

I'm Normally Very Positive, but...

Jer_
  • By Jer_ · New reply August 8, 2013
  • Journal · 55 replies
  • I was just notified by a specific group moderator that I had to be diagnosed or have a family member diagnosed with a horrible, horrible disease in order to be a member. I find this very frustrating due ...

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