Furnituremaker and bluegrass musician David Nauman, 68, is a busy man with no intention of ever retiring.
However, his plans were suddenly up in the air in August 2023 when he was diagnosed with stage 1 colon cancer.
“I didn’t know what my future looked like or how long I could continue doing what I loved,” he says. “I just hoped that whatever treatment I needed wouldn’t keep me down for long.”
Luckily Nauman, who lives in Marshalls Creek, had access to advanced surgical care at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Pocono, and after undergoing robotic surgery and following a specialized protocol (that allowed him to return home the same day as his surgery), he got back to his normal routine in a matter of days.