I am three weeks post radiation treatment. I had no incontinence either during or since the radiation. In the fifth week I did develop some diarrhea but this was controlled with immodium. I was getting a full pelvic for the first 25 treatments and as soon as this stopped the diarrhea resolved and has not returned. I did have some fatigue in the fifth through the seventh week. I work out regularly and had to stop for the fifth week only but I was not at 100% for the remaing time. I am getting back to my pre treatment strength and endurance now. I did have some problems with urinary frequency particularly at night and a little bit of burning sensation that started in the fifth week. Flomax resolved this problem. I have been told to discontinue the use of the Flomax when the current bottle runs out. about three more days.
Good luck with your treatment.
PSA 21.5 (first and only test resulted from follow up visit to emergency room for kidney stone. first time for kidney stone too)
Gleason 4 + 3
DRE palpable tumor on left side
100% of 12 cores positive for PCa range 35% to 85%
Bone scan clear
Chest x ray clear
CT scan shows potential lymph node involvement in pelvic region
Started Casodex on May 2 and stopped on June 1, 2008
Lupron injection on May 15 and every four months for next two years
PSA test on July 14, 08 after 8 weeks hormone .82
Started IMRT/IGRT on July 10, 2008. 45 treatments scheduled
First 25 to be full pelvic for a total dose of 45 Gray to lymph nodes.
Last 20 to prostate only. Total dose to prostate 81 Gray.
Completed IMRT/IGRT 09/11/08.
Second Lupron shot 09/11/08
Next PSA test by oncologist 03/09