About The Prostate Zone
Here to inform & support men with prostate cancer & their partners
I have been involved with men’s health for many years & I am the group leader of the Bayside-Kingston Prostate Cancer Support Group.
In the past, I have been an Ambassador for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA).
With a background in counselling and natural therapies, I’ve also been practising & teaching Reiki for many years.
In earlier years, I served with the Australian Air Force & did a tour of Vietnam (1969-1970). I still get a huge buzz out of aircraft.
If you know me, you would be well aware of my love for Hawaiian shirts. I definitely don’t do beige!
I’m currently involved with the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, particularly as the Project Advocate for an online Decision Aid for men with low-risk prostate cancer (NAVIGATE).
I am also involved as a volunteer Men’s Health Peer Educator with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs & I am a volunteer Welfare Officer with the Air Force Association.
Finally, when I was recovering from my prostate cancer surgery, I wrote a book about the whole experience.
Like Alan, health & wellness have been key interests of mine for many years. I studied complementary medicine in the 1990s & practise Reiki with Alan.
Alan’s prostate cancer diagnosis took us on an unexpected journey together – a journey that is still unfolding.
When Alan wrote his book, I was his editor & helped prepare it for publication. We were lucky to have several talented friends who drew the cartoons, took the cover shots & designed the cover layout.
Like Alan, I have participated in the development of the NAVIGATE Decision Aid. We are both actively promoting the clinical trial to men & their partners across Australia.
Aside from Alan, my other passions include beading, genealogy, gardening & gorgeous Australian magpies. If you check out my Instagram feed, you can see my beaded jewellery.
I created this website in 2015 & spend way too much time tweaking it! With Alan, I am working to make The Prostate Zone a place where men & their partners can find accurate, relevant & practical information to help them.
Like Alan, I don’t do beige. Someone on TV recently said “Life’s too short for beige” – we totally agree.