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deer hunter
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   Posted 2/20/2010 6:46 PM (GMT -6)   
 has anyone had problems with their hips being stiff after SR[radiation] mine are and they haven't been  before i  took rad.eyes    Bucky ga.

60Michael
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   Posted 2/20/2010 6:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Bucky not sure about my hips but my lower back takes a hit from laying on that table 5 days a week. Once I get thru I will probably have to have another shot of anti-inflamnatory due to a pinched nerve around C7 which was getting better prior to rad. If you just finished it might take awhile for the soreness to stop. Good luck.
Michael
Dx with PCA 12/08 2 out of 12 cores positive 4.5 psa
59 yo when diagnosed
Robotic surgery 5/09 Atlanta, Ga
Catheter out after 10 days
Gleason upgraded to 3+5, volume less than 10%
Margin slightly involved
2 pads per day, 1 depends but getting better,
8/5 1 depend at night only, now none
 started ED tx 7/17, slow go
Post op dx of neuropathy
3 months psa.01, 6 month psa.4, 6 1/2 month psa.5
Starting IMRT on 1/18/10
Great family and friends
Michael


Purgatory
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   Posted 2/20/2010 8:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I had lots of pain going through and after completing the salvage radiation. In my hips, rear end, penis, etc. Lots of burny, achy pains that would stay with me for hours. People react differently to radiation, some feel nothing, some feel a lot.
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
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, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4,  Caths #11 and #12 in at the same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days


pasayten
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   Posted 2/20/2010 10:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I am at 17 down and 15 to go...
 
Went for my first run/walk in 4 months with some younger friends of mine...   definitely felt it in the hip joints and quads,  but expected after so long of inactivity.  It will be hard to tell what is radiation versus inactivity for a few days..  Will try to keep it up now that my attitude is fully back in the game of life now....
 
So far only previous side effects I had noticed were fatigue/drowsiness which is most like a combination of other meds I am taking along with the radiation.  
 
Will keep posting any definite SE's if they occur in my signature.
 
pasayten 
After 3-4 years of annual PSA 4-6, biopsy recommended
3/13/2007 - 12 point biopsy - Left 0/6  Right 1/6 Gleason 3+3 T1c
4/24/2007 - DaVinci performed at Virginia Mason hospital in Seattle
5/2/2007 - Catheter Out! Final pathology of Gleason 6  T2c Nx Mx, approx 20% of prostate involved, positive margin, but only at 2 focal points.  
6/28/2007 9 weeks incontinance... Overnite, went from 4-6 soaked pads a day from prev 8 weeks to 2 barely wet pads a day.
7/12/2007 11 weeks post-op  Minimal leakage...  one small pad a day
7/18/2007 First Post-Op PSA...  0.01 !!! 
9/10/2007 Pad free and ED at 75% with 100mg Viagra generic
6/26/2008 2nd Post-OP PSA at 14 months...  0.02 
12/2/2008 3rd Post-OP PSA at 20 months...   0.03
10/30/2009 4th Post-OP PSA at 31 months...   0.13 (moved and diff lab)
11/3/2009 Retest at my original lab...  0.11  (followup with Doc sched 11/10)
11/10/2009 Discussion indicated biochemical reccurrence and need for salvage radiation treatment. 
1/21/2010 Another PSA test at 34 months...  0.14
1/26/2010 IMRT Salvage Radiation Treatment started
                  32 sessions for 64 gys total.
2/12/2010 13 down and 19 to go...  No side effects to date except a little
                  tiredness.
 


Purgatory
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   Posted 2/20/2010 10:49 PM (GMT -6)   
pasayten,

glad you are making your way through your radiation mostly uneventful. will be glad for you when you finished.
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
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, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4,  Caths #11 and #12 in at the same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days


Jerry1
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   Posted 2/21/2010 11:24 AM (GMT -6)   
 
Bucky,
 
That is probably what I have been having the bruising and stiffness in the hips.  I guess it is just one of those side effects.  I plan to ask the doctor when I meet with him this week.
 
Jerry1 
Age 70
DX 8/13/08 , PSA 4.0, Biopsy 14 samples 1 positive 12% of sample,
Gleason Score 4+4 =8  Bone scan and MRI negative
Da Vince surgery on Oct 17, 08 Florida Hospital Dr Vipul Patel
Post Gleason report  4+4 = 8 Lymph nodes on both sides negative
margins Negative  Stage II (pt2a) 
Cath out on October 29th left in longer due to small leak.
11/19/08 dry no more pads
12/2/08 first PSA <0.1
 3/6/09 6 Month PSA 0.0
6/3/09 9 month  PSA 0.1
7/14/09  PSA still 0.1
10/15/09 PSA 0.3
10/26/09 surgery to remove 3 clips in bladder neck  
11/16/09 PSA 0.3
12/14/09 PSA 0.4 
12/28/09 PSA 0.5
Start salvage radiation treatments on January 18th. 


Purgatory
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Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 2/21/2010 12:08 PM (GMT -6)   
jerry, and to the other radiation guys, even with the highly targeted and focused methods of radiation delivery, i.e. IMRT, you can still get good old fashioned "scattering", where radiation bounces off the target and hits good tissue that wasn't intended. WHen I had mine done, they denied this at first, but as I started reporting more and more collateral damage, they changed their story and said it was possible, but there wasnt anything they can do about it. It may have been worse for me, as I had this "deep and narrow prostate bed" issue, the same one that gave my surgeon so much trouble during my surgery.

Plus as I have said all along, from past experience having been through 2 major bouts of radiation treatments in my life, everyone reacts differently to radiation poisioning, some: no bad effects, they don't even realize its happening, others; can get real sick, real sore, have all the burning like I did. Fortunatately, those of us with the bad effects are rare.

I will be be glad when, and the other fellows currently undergoing radiation are through. mine ended almost 3 months ago, and i am s till fighting the effects of radiation fatigue daily, fortunately, much of the "burn" related pain has minimalized, probably on a bad day, only hurt 25% as much as I did when the radiation ended. For that, I am thankful.

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
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, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4,  Caths #11 and #12 in at the same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days


60Michael
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Total Posts : 2243
   Posted 2/21/2010 1:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree with you David on the scattering, although I am no expert I can feel the impact on my body. Dont even like to wear a belt buckle in there as not sure that metal can attract the rays. My understanding is that the last 2-3 tx's I get will be even more targeted, at least according to the tech. The end is in sight but it cant come soon enough.
Michael
Dx with PCA 12/08 2 out of 12 cores positive 4.5 psa
59 yo when diagnosed
Robotic surgery 5/09 Atlanta, Ga
Catheter out after 10 days
Gleason upgraded to 3+5, volume less than 10%
Margin slightly involved
2 pads per day, 1 depends but getting better,
8/5 1 depend at night only, now none
 started ED tx 7/17, slow go
Post op dx of neuropathy
3 months psa.01, 6 month psa.4, 6 1/2 month psa.5
Starting IMRT on 1/18/10
Great family and friends
Michael


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 2/21/2010 1:17 PM (GMT -6)   
My uro/surgeon, who is not a radiation dr in any shape of the word, knew more about the scattering factor then my own radiation people wanted to let on at first. It was only after he consulted a time or two with my rad. oncologist were they finanlly ready to admit while I was feeling so much burn and pain. Like my uro said, he has seen it often after men have been through radiation, the radiation clinics release the patients back to the uro, and the uro has to deal with all the after effects of the radiation.
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
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, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4,  Caths #11 and #12 in at the same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days

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