Congrats on completing the radiation treatments. I heard about the baloon, but it wasn't used at the University I was treated for whatever reason. I'm just glad it's over and am looking forward to stopping the Zoladex treatment. I don't feel as strong as I did prior to diagnosis. Oh, on the flatulence "note" I've been having enough grastrointestinal problems i.e. bloating, gassy, loose.. ahem and so on. Am I alone in this or has anyone else on Zoladex have any of these problems?
Name: Tony Born: 1951
Diagnosed PCA 7/23/2008; Prostate Volume 19 grams
Cancer Location: Right Mid and Right Apex 2 of 12 cores positive
Percentage of tissue involves 14% Gleason 3+4=7 4+4=8
PSA levels 6/08/08 7.7; 6/30/08 6.8
Began HT Zoladex 8/26/2008
As of 9/11/08 I am waiting to start IMRT IGRT
September 23, 2008 after one month of Zoladex PSA 2.83
October 22, 2008: First day of IMRT. I am receiving 1.8 grays per day over a period of 43 days.
December 24th, 2008 Completed my Radiation treatment
September 23rd, 2008 PSA 2.83
March 13th, 2009 PSA <0.08