Today was #11, it was delayed for 2 hours because of an "emergency", though no one would ever say what it was. I was already sore from the stopped up catheter episode this morning (see thread below) and it took 55 minutes to get the treatment done with the radiation. It was the original crew that seems to endless trouble with alignments. Twice, they said good to go, and position the machine to do the first zap, and they had to abort and bring the machine back to the top. No explanations are ever giving, in the position I am in, I can hear them talking barely, but they are out of my line of sight being on my back.
Was going to gripe to the Radiaiton Oncologist, my day to see her, but by the time that got screwing around with the treatment ,the doctor had left the building with a message that I could talk to her after Wednesday's treatment.
Perfect ending to a perfect day.
David in SC
Yes, I am sore and aggervated as hades, so excuse my tone.
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.