For those that were interested, thought I would continue the Salvage Radiation Treatments I am in the midst of, as the original thread was getting kind of long.
Today was 4 of 30 scheduled. Got there ahead of time, no one else in waiting room, thought, oh this will be fast. Wrong, again, for 3rd day all kind of alignment problems, they had to stop in the middle and come out and readjust after the zapping began. They said I was wiggling below the waist, but I swear I was as still as a corpse. Finally, they continued, today was different, the first 3 were zaped in 7 positions of the machine, today, it was 9 positions and zaps. Was told it would vary as the radiation oncologist studied the previous zaps.
On the SP Catheter, today was the 8 day on it, finally not as sore, think the suture is healing at last. But have started to get some weird bladder spasms, quite different than all the ones I got on the Foley catheters. This balloon sits up higher in the bladder, and the spasms feel higher up too. Hurt pretty bad, but not as long or as deep as the other kind. Hope they don't increase, no fun. May have to hit the ditropan sooner rather than later.
After wards, visited my son nearby working, but within an hour of the treatment, started getting that yucky low level nausea again. Four treatments, four bouts of nasuea, so much for not feeling it. lol. It was like this for me before with radiation 10 years ago.
All I know, the last 35 sounds like a long time in the making. If still nauseated after tommorows 5th, will talk to the dr. Monday when I see her again and let her know. At home resting, sure don't want to eat anything.
David in SC
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Latest: 7/09 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/09 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 - out 38 days, 9/14/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl.agree to start radiation, mapping on 9/21/9, 9/24 - mtg with uro/surg, 9/29- pre-op, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - suprapubic cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - first treatment IMRT.