Sam’s Prostate Cancer Free Running Team wkyt

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By: Sam Dick - Email
By: Sam Dick - Email

Five weeks out of prostate cancer surgery, I think it's time to air my story from the operating room

Five weeks out of prostate cancer surgery, I think it's time to air my story from the operating room. It's not graphic,but it took me days to look at the pictures from my operation. You can't see me on the operating table. I am covered head to toe, but I knew who it was so it was a bit strange seeing pictures inside my body. Our news videographer, Ray Brown, did an excellent job. He spent about 45-minutes in the operating room (my surgery lasted about 2.5 hours). My story Monday at 11pm starts with the day before surgery as I go thru the pre-op. It gives you a quick look at the Da Vinci robot used by my surgeon. Pretty incredible technology.

My story at 6pm introduces you to two prostate cancer couples. Last week, I had a message on my phone from a wife in Rockcastle County who could hardly get the words out thru her tears. She was thanking me, and saying I had saved her husband's life. You'll have to watch to understand why she was saying that. Our other couple is from Lexington. Greg and Keene have a strong marriage, and it helped them get thru the cancer journey. Five years ago, Greg was diagnosed with prostate cancer. You'll learn why they are now closer than ever as a couple.

I hope these stories continue to open the door to more understanding and awareness about prostate cancer. Early detection is so important, and in my case, it may have helped save my life.

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