SRT Treatment 13 of 39.......1/3rd done

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Purgatory
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   Posted 10/21/2009 3:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Todays zap was a bit more uneventul, this was the one third point.  Took about 30 minutes this time, which is an improvement.
 
Met after with my radiation oncologist, she laughed when I told her it was exactly 1/3rd done, she said no one had ever broke it down like that to her.  Told her I was an accountant.
 
She has written orders to include me in a new re-hab program they have going while you are going through RT and SRT, instead of waiting for the faituge to get you later.  She said it would involve two meetings a week with physical therapist well versed on RT patients, even ones with catheters like me.  Could be intersting, as the faitgue is building up day by day.
 
She said for RT as a primary treatment, they like to wait 6 months after the end to do the first PSA.  But for SRT, she wants to get the first reading one month after it ends.
 
I asked if there was anything in particular she monitors once a treatment has began ,and she not really, and even if she did, she said it wouldn't change the plan or the schedule.
 
A couple of patients finished their treatments while I was there today, and they give them certificates and good wishes from the rest of us.
 
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.


maldugs
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 784
   Posted 10/21/2009 6:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Hang in there David, it will be over before you know it, watch out for the red bottom....lol, I experienced fatigue about halfway through, hope your treatment turns out fine.

regards Mal.
age 67 PSA 5.8 DRE slightly firm Rt
Biopsy 2nd July 07 5 out of 12 positive
Gleason 3+4=7 right side tumour adenocarcinoma stage T2a
RP on 30th July,

Post op Pathology, tumour stage T3a 4+3=7, microcsopic evidence of capsular penetration, seminal vessels, bladder neck,are free of tumour, lymph nodes clear, no evidence of metastatic malignancy, tumour does not extend to the apical margins.

Post op PSA 0.5 26th Sept.
PSA 23rd Oct.0.5 seeing Radiation Onocologist 31st Oct.
Started radiation treatment on 5th Dec, to continue until 24 Jan. 08.
Finished treatment, next PSA on 30th April.
PSA 30th April 0.4
PSA 30th July 0.5
PSA 27th Oct 0.4 (I am now 68)
PSA 11th March 09 0.5
PSA 3rd August 09 0.6
next PSA January 2010 (I am now 69)


Purgatory
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Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 10/21/2009 6:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Mal,
Thanks brother. The fatigue is already there, more than my normal pooped out feeling. Doctor said: Rest more. lol.
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.

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