Prostate Cancer Inspires Veteran to Publish Wisdom Book

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Army veteran and retiree, Lt. Colonel Joseph Weinstein, aka Bob, fitness trainer, author and president of the Health Colonel Corporation in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, published his new book, 60 Wisdoms and Some Dumb Things, after Dr. David Taub of Holy Cross Hospital successfully removed aggressive prostate cancer with da Vinci robotic surgery in January 2012.

Army veteran and retiree, Lt. Colonel Joseph Weinstein, aka Bob, fitness trainer, author and president of the Health Colonel Corporation in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, published his new book, 60 Wisdoms and Some Dumb Things, after Dr. David Taub, of Holy Cross Hospital successfully removed aggressive prostate cancer with da Vinci robotic surgery in January 2012.

Colonel Weinstein just celebrated his sixtieth birthday and had no symptoms of any possible disease or illness. Then, in the fall of 2011 his wife, Grit, came down with what appeared to be the flu and so he accompanied her to the Holy Cross Medical Group in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and saw Dr. Kassandra Bosire.

He decided to get a routine blood test with a PSA test to determine if there may be indicators of health issues with the prostate. The results came back with an extremely elevated PSA value. A second test confirmed the elevated PSA. Dr. Bosire then referred him to Dr. Taub for further examination.

Dr. Taub performed a biopsy and diagnosed him with aggressive prostate cancer and recommended complete removal of the prostate. Dr. David Shrivastava of the Cleveland Clinic confirmed that complete removal of the prostate was the best solution. On January 17, 2012 the cancerous prostate was successfully removed using da Vinci robotic surgery.

Asked about his first response to finding out that he had cancer, he thought to himself, “Well, I might not be on this earth as long as I thought.” The news was devastating but also became an opportunity to more deeply think about the meaning of life and why he is here.

The result of this thought process was his newly published book, 60 Wisdoms and Some Dumb Things. Along with talking about some of the important values in life, such as integrity, faith and family, he did not shy away from talking about controversial topics such as sex, politics and pornography.

60 Wisdoms and Some Dumb Things recaps some of the life lessons Colonel Weinstein has learned and is still in the process of learning. “How we treat each other and our attitude both rank very high.” His new book is available everywhere books are sold in print and as eBook.

About Lt. Colonel Bob Weinstein:

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Born in Washington, D.C., Lt. Col. Bob Weinstein grew up in Virginia and spent 20 years in Berlin, Germany; he is retired from the United States Army as a Lieutenant Colonel with 30 years of service and spent about half that time as a senior military instructor with the Command & General Staff College. His background is unique and diverse, including military instructor, attorney, motivational speaker, wellness coach, certified corporate trainer, and certified personal trainer.

He is nationally known as the Health Colonel and is a popular motivational speaker and conducts military-style workouts on Fort Lauderdale Beach at the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. Col. Weinstein has volunteered his time for homeless and run-away kids at the Covenant House and also devotes time to training youth who are members of the US Naval Sea Cadets Corps, Team Spruance, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

He is the author of Fitness Boot Camp For All Shapes and Sizes as well as other books. He has been a guest speaker for Sony, DHL, American Express, KPMG, AOL, IBM, AARP, SmithBarney, Green Bay Packers and Humana.

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