This far into treatments, you never know what you are going to get. Today, wasn't so bad, 25 minutes, short for my group, and was able to get up by myself from the table with no severe burning. Did have some intense nausea though as I left the clinic.
Normally see my doctor on Mondays, but that was delayed by her absence till Wed, shame, had a list of new post treatment questions for her.
BTW, in the first 6 weeks of treatments, I have lost a total of 17 lbs. That is low compared to my previous neck/throat radiation treatment 10 years ago, I was averaging about 5 lbs a week loss then, as it destroyed my tastes buds at the time and everything tasted like metal paste.
Eight more to go, just doing my one day at a time thinking with this. I usually start a week fine, and then the toxcity builds during the week. But I will worry about tommorows, tommorow.
David in SC
57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.33rd Biopsy
: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3Open RP:
11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09Path Rpt
: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marginPost Surgery PSA
: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16Latest:
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