Dr. Pugach, Evans, Marcela,I want to thank everyone on your staff for all you have done for me. Starting two days after the Superbowl this nightmare has constantly been on my mind. One of the most fear instilling words is “cancer”, we all know friends or family who have battled the disease. When Evans told me I had cancer, that was the last thing I wanted to hear but I accepted it and listened to your treatment plan. When Evans first described the HIFU procedure it seemed impossible, how could my tumors be destroyed with ultrasound, it appeared too simple and easy. I am ecstatic the procedure and recovery went so well. By no means was this an easy ordeal but it was manageable and now I am optimistic about the future.Four hours after my surgery I went walking outside and enjoyed a wonderful meal at home. The following day I walked a mile and since have gone further each day. My recovery has been so much better than I could have hoped for.I was concerned about the catheter, when the nurse explained how it worked, I felt I couldn’t deal with it and thought about calling off the surgery. How could I live for two weeks with a tube in my stomach? Wearing a catheter was mentally straining and I was concerned something was going to go wrong. These fears were unfounded, nothing went wrong, the catheter was fairly simple to deal with and my healing went faster than expected. Friday, only 11 days after my HIFU procedure, I felt so elated when the catheter was removed. Leaving your office, I was on top of the world, Saturday I mowed the lawn and yesterday I replaced the broken garbage disposal. There was no way I could crawl under the sink with a catheter on and the job needed to be done. It is nice to get back my normal life so quickly and it feels fantastic.
Again, thank you all, dealing with cancer was truly an emotional nightmare but your team got me through every step of the way and for that I am grateful.-Ken K (April 2020)
May 1, 2020
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