Today was my 22nd of 39 radiation treatments. Went at my normal time, clinic mostly empty for some reason. They were able to get me out in 25 minutes, their 2nd best time ever. Took both of them to help me sit up again, didn't have the physical energy to even sit up by myself.
Radiation fatigue is a funny thing, hits people different ways. Guess it is more intense for me, as I already had Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for years, at least from when I had radiation 10 years ago.
I don't usually feel this wiped out until later in the week, never on a Tuesday. At some point, if I feel too wiped out or unsafe to drive, I will get other family member involved with helping me. So far, been doing it on my own.
Didn't realize until last night, that when the uro/surgeon swapped out SP catheters, he put in the next size bigger. That explains the pain when it was inserted and the dull, achy pain I have had all day. Spasms hurt just the same.
Now that I am home, no where else to have to be, will take some meds and chill till my wife gets home. This is why I do any errands or housework early in the morning while I have any energy at all.
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 sess/72 gys cath #8 33 days, 11/2- SP Cath #9 in place