We’ve lost my prostate, mate!
is Alan White’s story about the diagnosis, the decision making, the surgery and the road to recovery.
Being diagnosed with prostate cancer once in a lifetime is enough. In 2011, Alan faced a second round with this life-threatening disease.
Alan’s years of experience as a natural health practitioner and counsellor helped him and his wife, Fiona, to make the choice that no man really wants to make – surgical removal of the prostate gland – and to recover, physically and emotionally.
Talking about the things not usually discussed – sex after surgery, giant incontinence pads and how to wrangle your overnight urine bag – Alan shares his story and his discoveries. Fiona adds her tips for partners of men facing prostate cancer.
Alan is involved in ongoing research through the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre developing better ways to help men make well-informed choices about their prostate cancer treatment.
He continues to work as a counsellor and natural health practitioner, with a special focus on men’s health and wellbeing.