First treatment of week six, geez, what a back up at the clinic. Standing room only, people having to share lockers to store your clothes. Not the IMRT machine, but backup again on the other machines. Had a new operator today, so boy it was slow for me, it was a 55 minute session, and that's not counting seeing the doctor when I was through. Left me very sore both in the penis and at the SP cath exit again.
Talked to my radiation oncologist, she was thrilled that the uro didnt dialate me last week, she felt it would have been a big mistake.
She said I needed to get through the rest of this. BTW, today completed the 2/3rd mark.
By the time the radiation ends, and allowing a few weeks for the swelling to go down, I may need another corrective surgery on the bladder neck around the time that the SP cath is to be removed. At this point, that is the least of my worries.
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