Thank you Bill, yeah, NFL is good eye candy to pass some lazy time at home, bit a die hard patriot fan since 1969. Yep, weekend is to attempt to charge back up for another fun week of zaps. THough with each week completed, the recharge time is no longer enough. Week five which I just completed was the toughest for me yet, the fatigue hits me like a brick wall at the weirdest times, one second I am ok and have some strength, then just like that, wam, its all I can to stand up or drive, or whatever I am doing at the time.
Ohio, my uro/surgeon assured me there is not a spec of metal anywhere in the SP catheter, not even a tiny pin of metal. He thinks that its not really the cath t hat is hurting, its the hollow tube in the flesh he made to install it, and thinks it is getting irratated by the radiation and the slight movement of the catheter sliding in the flesh tube is why its hurting. He may have a point. But today, it took both my operator ladies to help me sit upright from the table, and boy, does it ever burn, like if you puncture yourself with a phillips head screwdriver or awl, leaves a deep burning pain, like a paper cut kind of burn but much larger in area.
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