January 2017
Happy New Year!

 

Hi folks ---
Welcome to the January issue of CPDR e-News!

 

All of us at CPDR send you our best wishes for much happiness, peace, and joy in the New Year!

 

Here is what is happening at the Prostate Center.

 

 

Save the date – Guest Speaker Program is February 2, 2017 Dr. Jim David

Speaker: Dr. Jim David (board certified psychotherapist in private practice treating individuals, couples and families)

Topic: The ABC’s of Self-Care

Date: Thursday 2 Feb 2017
Time: 1900-2030
Location: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (America Building, 2nd floor, Room 2525) and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital (via video teleconference in Oaks Pavilion, 1st floor, Room 332).

 

A military ID card is required to get on base at Walter Reed. Attendees without a military ID need to call the Prostate Center at 301-319-2900 at least 4 business days in advance to complete paperwork for gate access approval. Also bring some form of picture identification at the gate.

 

Snow day: If the federal government is closed the day of the presentation, the program is cancelled. If the federal government has a delayed opening that day, the show will go on! Call the Prostate Center at 301-319-2900 if you have any questions.

 
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Walter Reed - WRNMMC
Information/Support Group Meetings

Meetings are every 3rd Thursday of the month

Date: Thursday, January 19, 2017
Times: 1300-1400 and 1830-1930
Location: River Conference Room, America Building, 3rd floor (next to Prostate Center).
Parking: America Garage
NOTE: A military ID card is required to get on base. Attendees without a military ID need to call the Prostate Center at 301-319-2900 at least 4 business days in advance to complete paperwork for gate access approval. They will also need some form of picture identification at the gate.

Family and friends are always welcomed (military and civilian).

 

Snow day: If the federal government is closed the day of the meeting, the meeting is cancelled. If the federal government has a delayed opening that day, the show will go on! Call the Prostate Center at 301-319-2900 if you have any questions.

 
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Fort Belvoir Community Hospital
Information/Support Group Meetings

Meetings are every 2nd Thursday of the month

Date: Thursday, January 12, 2017
Times: 1300-1400 and 1830-1930
Location: Urology Clinic
(2nd floor, Sunrise Pavilion)

Family and friends are always welcomed (military and civilian).

 

Snow day: If the federal government is closed the day of the meeting, the meeting is cancelled. If the federal government has a delayed opening that day, the show will go on! Call the Prostate Center at 301-319-2900 if you have any questions.

 
Snow Days
Snow Days!

If the federal government is "closed", the outpatient clinics at WRNMMC, to include the Prostate Center, are closed. Our front desk staff will call you as soon as possible to reschedule your appointment.

 

If the federal government has a "delayed opening", early morning appointments may need to be rescheduled. You can call our center at 301-319-2900 to get the status of your appointment. Our front desk staff will call you as soon as possible. You know we will make every effort to keep to your schedule if at all possible.

 

To get the status of the federal government closure, check the local radio or TV stations, go to www.opm.gov or contact the hospital at 301-319-8707 or www.wrnmmc.capmed.mil

WRNMMC Us TOO Newsletter

Newsletter IconClick here to read the November 2016 issue of the Walter Reed UsTOO newsletter.

 

It includes a summary of Dr. Glover’s August presentation “ A Urologist is Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer--Now What?“ in which he addresses HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) treatment.


Check out previous presentations archived on our website at www.cpdr.org or click Quarterly US TOO Newsletter. Choose either "current newsletter" or "newsletter archive".

 
Educational Resources- Sex and Intimacy

Check out www.sexhealthmatters.org (website from the Society of Sexual Medicine of North America recommended by Dr. Robert Dean, CPDR andrologist [urologist specializing in male sexual health]).

 

Also check out www.healthafter50.com for Johns Hopkins special report “Recharging Intimacy after Prostate Cancer Treatment”. Phone: 855-208-1565.

 

Suggested Books:

1. Dr. Moyad’s Guide to Male Sexual Health. What Works and What’s Worthless by Dr. Mark Moyad.

2. His Prostate and Me. A Couple Deals with Prostate Cancer by Desiree Lyon Howe.

3. How We Survived Prostate Cancer by Victoria Hallerman.

4. Intimacy with Impotence by Ralph and Barbara Alterowitz.

5. Reclaiming Sex & Intimacy After Prostate Cancer by Jeffrey Albaugh, PhD, APRN.

6. Man, Cancer, Sex by Anne Katz, RN, PhD.

Kudos
Vin McDonald

We would like to recognize the dedication, loyalty, and selfless volunteer spirit of COL (ret) Vin McDonald whose significant work over the past 20 years (yes, 20 years!!) has made the Walter Reed chapter of Us TOO International so strong today. He was one of the “founding fathers” of the chapter in 1997 and continues to this day to serve as the editor of the quarterly WRNMMC Us TOO Newsletter and our “go to” guy for all things related to our chapter. He served as the President of the chapter’s Board of Directors for most of the past 20 years, as well as Treasurer and/or Secretary when needed! In 2011 he was presented with the Edward C. Kapps Award from the President and CEO of US TOO International in recognition of his strong leadership and dedication to duty. We owe a debt of gratitude to Vin McDonald for his most exceptional service to the prostate cancer community. (Thank you, Vin. We salute you! PS. You have served 20 years, but retirement is not an option! )

Psychological Support

Support for you and/or your family is available from our social work team. No referral is needed for an appointment. Just call them at the numbers below.

Walter Reed :
Ms Ellen Bowers
- 301-319-2893

Fort Belvoir:
Ms Donna Horn-Hooks
- 571-231-3504.

Previous issues of
CPDR e-News

You can access previous issues of the CPDR e-News on our CPDR website - cpdr.org/newsletter under the Patient Information link.

 

Appointments

Our phone number is 301-319-2900 if you would like to make an appointment with us.

One more thing…

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson


So, folks, that is the news from here! Have a great, great day. Take good care of yourselves!

Jane L. Hudak, RN, Ph.D.
Colonel, Army Nurse Corps, US Army (Ret)
Patient Educator
Center for Prostate Disease Research
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
4954 North Palmer Road
Bethesda, MD 20889
America Building, 3rd floor
301-319-2918

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