Today's treatment was annoying, no one's fault I guess, was laid on my back for 50 full minutes why they had the usual alignment battle. By the time they were done, had to be helped into the sitting position and my back was throbbing. Since treatment 14, every one now makes the exit of my SP catheter hurt and burn. I hate the thought of going through that 23 more times.
Still get nausea, but its not strong, doesnt last long. Have lost 7 lbs in the first 3 weeks of treatment, so it is having some effect on my eating.
Saw the Rad Oncologist today, but I really didnt have much to ask this time, was too sore. She said I was doing fine, but to expect the fatigue wall to keep increasing. After 3 full weeks of this, this past weekend I didnt feel like I recouped at all from Friday.
I just have to keep focused on why I am going through this, and hoping that it will all be worth it oneday with a s tring of zeros. That would be vindication.
Another one down. You have to be careful what you say in this world, in the spring of 2000, I said I would never go through radiation again in my life, that I would rather die first. here I am, right in the middle of it.
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: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out 38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped 9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - began IMRT SRT - 39 sessions/72 gys.