Thought I better start a new one again. Today was treatment #7 of 39. Only one other person waiting today, but took a full 25 minutes, because once again, they had loads of alignment problems. Their end of the table, not mine.
I asked how much use the IMRT machine was getting, and they said they only had a total of 13 patients including me on it currently.
Considering the population of the upstate South Carolina counties, hard to believe it would be that few.
Driving home, started up on the nausea, and this time, turned into a pretty vicious stomach ache. Back home resting right now. I envy the guys that go right through RT or SRT without a hitch. I was extremely sensitive to radiation in the past, and this time seems to be no improvement.
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 - began IMRT SRT - 39 sessions/72 gys.