Went at noon today instead of my normal time, whole different group of people of course. My crew was the same, and it was almost a miracle, was 25 minute session, one of their better ones. The IMRT machine indexes and zaps 7 times with me as it circles my body. Interestingly, position 6 shoots right where my SP cath exits below my navel. Immediately it started hurting there as soon as the zap in that position ended. Again, a burning, searing pain right at the spot where the cath tube comes out. Not my imagination like one of the operators insinuated. Will bring it up again to the Rad. Oncl. next Monday when I meet her.
So if you like fractions, I am 6/13th done, not quite halfway. LOL.
David in SC
Now off to fight the mob at the unemployment office, good thing there, is one place being a vet helps. No matter how crowded it is there, and with almost 12% unemployment in the state you can imagine, if you are a Vet, you get seen immediately.
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.