December 2017
Relaxing for the Holidays


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


Welcome to the December issue of CPDR e-News! As children, we waited and waited for December to come and it seemed like it took forever! Now, as adults, December doesn’t wait for us! It comes around so fast - ready or not!! Zoom-zoom! So, despite the busyness of the holiday season and how quickly it got here, here is hoping that you can slow down a bit, hit the “refresh” button, and “stop and smell the flowers” (or poinsettias, pine trees, egg nog or chocolate chip cookies! ). I’m told that “the time to relax is when you don’t have time for it” (Sydney Harris).


All of us at CPDR wish you a very happy holiday season filled with all the things and people that bring you happiness, meaning and joy!


Here is what is happening at the Prostate Center.


Walter Reed - WRNMMC
Information/Support Group Meetings

Meetings are every 3rd Thursday of the month

Date: Thursday - December 21, 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. Also bring some form of picture identification at the gate.

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


Fort Belvoir Icon
Fort Belvoir Community Hospital
Information/Support Group Meetings

Meetings are every 2nd Thursday of the month

Date: Thursday - December 14, 2017
Times: 1300-1400 and 1830-1930
Location: Urology Clinic
(2nd floor, Sunrise Pavilion)
NOTE: A military ID is required to get on post at Fort Belvoir. Attendees without a military ID need to arrive at the gate about 1 hour before the meeting to complete paperwork for post access.  Also bring some form of picture identification.

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


Want To Be A “Battle Buddy”?

A prostate cancer “battle buddy” is a man who has completed treatment(s) for prostate cancer or chosen active surveillance and wants to offer support and encouragement to another man who is about to embark on that same path.


If you would like to be on my battle buddy list, please let me know. Or, if you are seeking a battle buddy, please let me know! We are here for you!


Educational Resources- Urinary Incontinence


www.urologyhealth.org (Urology Care Foundation, the official foundation of the American Urological Association).


www.healthafter50.com. This website contains many health-related publications (there may be costs associated with these publications). Click on “Prostate Disorders” and then “Managing Urinary Incontinence After Prostate Cancer Surgery.”


www.jhu.edu This website from Johns Hopkins University has a lot of information related to prostate cancer, as well as urinary incontinence.


Relaxing for the HolidaysThe book Beyond Kegels. Fabulous Four Exercises and More… To Prevent and Treat Incontinence, 4th edition, by Janet A. Hulme, M.A., P.T.  Excellent book, well-respected, and easy to read.


NOTE: The identification of specific products or scientific instrumentation is considered an integral part of the scientific endeavor and does not constitute endorsement or implied endorsement on the part of the author, DoD, or any component agency. The views expressed in this newsletter are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy of the Department of Army/Navy/Air Force, Department of Defense, or U.S. Government.

Apps to Help Locate Bathrooms or Track Urinary Habits


  • Toilet Finder (in iTunes or GooglePlay) has more than 150,000 restrooms in its database.
  • SitOrSquat helps you find public restrooms where you plan to travel.
  • Bladder Pal helps track urinary habits. It has an  intake and output tracker and leak and pad changing tracker.
  • iUFlow helps track bladder activities with note-taking about incontinence.

Support regaining urinary control
Make an appointment with Ms Catherine Gray, Urology Clinical Nurse Specialist, in the Urology Clinic at WRNMMC.


You will need a referral from your urology care provider for pelvic floor therapy.
Call Ms Gray for an appointment at 301-295-0665.


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-Newsletter

You can access previous issues of the CPDR e-Newsletter on our CPDR website - newsletter under the Patient Information link.



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

One more thing…

“Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.”

-- Carl Sandburg

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