What JohnT just says, is based on his experience and is a good general rule of thumb. I was on the other extreme when I went through the salvage radiation in a fairly high dose of 72 gys. The fatigue hit me like a wall of bricks by late afternoon each day, so I learned to do what I needed to do in the mornings. This was similar to what I went through with radiation 10 years ago too. Some people are more radiation sensitive then others, though most of the men here seem to get through it without any major issues, hope and pray you would too.
Two months after my radiation has ended, I still have daily fatigue issues from it, and still healing from some "burn", slowly getting better, I do the best I can each day, but when my limit is reached, its reached.
My reaction to radiation is more like be on the other end of the scale, but just feel its important to note, because we are all different, and we react differently even under similar circumstances.
Good luck, my friend.
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 margin
Incontinence: 1 Month ED: Non issue at any point post surgery
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12
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 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 43 days, 1/10 - Corrective Surgery #4, and Caths #11 and #12 in at the same time