David, I am truly sorry that you are having so many problems with your radiation. I just don't understand why some suffer so much and others (myself) so little. I admire your fortitude and clarity of thought considering the misery you are experiencing.
A friend of my parents used to say, "With patience, perseverance, and a little sweet oil, this too, shall pass." In your case, I hope that it is successful, 'cause it sure has been an endurance contest.
August of 2006, PSA up to 4.2 from 2.7 one year ago.
October free and total PSA 12% free and 5.0 total.
A month, or so later, 4.7.
Late in the year decide on Image Guided IMRT.
Begin 43 treatments on January 23, 2007 and finish on March 23.
Wow, almost two years behind. I had a typical radiation bounce that
scared me, but it seems to be ok. PSA is about 1.0 which is ok for
a rad guy at this stage of the game.
Got my FAA medical certificate back four months after starting my
treatment. It's still a First Class, just jumping through a few hoops.
October, 2009. Latest PSA is still 1.0 - that would make you surgery guys nuts, but it's just fine for a rad guy.