After giving me a day yesterday of lesser pains and discomforts, the pain gods struck me with vengence today. Been a day of extreme soreness, tiredness (despite sleeping fine last night), many bloody catheter bags, and several dozen spasms.
The treatment was about a 30 minute affair today, but it took both women to help this old man back upright, it was so sore at the SP catheter site.
Had plans to do a few things this afternoon, but headed home, for some meds, and some r/r
Thought of having to do this even two more times this week makes me ill. But I don't have to be there till tommorow afternoon.
Soon as my meds kick in, probably won't be so on edge.
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