Week 1 of radiation, plus project photo's.

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JB71
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   Posted 5/14/2010 12:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, that was the week that was. Daily schedule is not the same but ran from 8.30 one day to 10.30 on another. I can cope with that if it's like that for the other 6 weeks. At that time frame I can be back home by noon and, weather permitting start working on our sail boat. Appointments so far are exactly on time and the treatment is less than 5 minutes, after positioning. Nice people too. On Monday I see the Oncologist.
 
I've started my photo journey and posted the first 5 days here: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=382971347712#!/photo_search.php?oid=382971347712&view=all
 
Click on each picture for some comments.
 
Jerry in Canada.

Post Edited (JB71) : 5/14/2010 11:45:25 AM (GMT-6)


Purgatory
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   Posted 5/14/2010 1:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Good going, Jerry. That's a week behind you, one less to worry about. Going to check out your pics now.

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, no problem post SRT
Post Surgery  PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, next one:  July
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  same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days, 3/2- Cath #12 out - 41 days, 3/2- Corr Surgery #5, 3/6 Cath #13 out - 4 days, Cath #14- 27 days, Cath #15 - 26 days, Cath #16 - 4/23 put in


Purgatory
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   Posted 5/14/2010 1:08 PM (GMT -6)   
P.S> All the pics were great too.
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, no problem post SRT
Post Surgery  PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, next one:  July
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  same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days, 3/2- Cath #12 out - 41 days, 3/2- Corr Surgery #5, 3/6 Cath #13 out - 4 days, Cath #14- 27 days, Cath #15 - 26 days, Cath #16 - 4/23 put in


60Michael
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Date Joined Jan 2009
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   Posted 5/14/2010 1:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the photos Jerry. Long sleeves down in Georgia would kill you this week. Glad tx is going well and keep us posted.
Michael
Dx with PCA 12/08 2 out of 12 cores positive 4.5 psa
59 yo when diagnosed, 61 yo 2010
Robotic surgery 5/09 Atlanta, Ga
Catheter out after 10 days
Gleason upgraded to 3+5, volume less than 10%
2 pads per day, 1 depends but getting better,
 started ED tx 7/17, slow go
Post op dx of neuropathy
T2C left lateral and left posterior margins involved
3 months psa.01, 6 month psa.4, 6 1/2 month psa.5 on 11/28/10
Starting IMRT on 1/18/10, Completed 39 tx at 70 gys on 3/12/10
6 week Post IMRT PSA .44 a drop from .5 but maybe more
Great family and friends
Michael


JB71
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Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 206
   Posted 5/17/2010 1:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Regal1945:

I too adjusted my water intake from 500ml. to 350ml. and cut the 1 hour time frame down to 45 minutes. Works for me at the moment and they do have a bathroom right next to the rad. room, just waiting for me when I burst out of there. I would be in trouble if someone was already in there. LOL.

Jerry in Canada.
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   Posted 5/17/2010 1:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I am at 500ml still, but at 35 minutes. They had started me at 45, and had two "accidents". We backed down to 40 where it is a bit risky. At 35, I suspect the bladder is not as full as they would like, but it is less to clear up afterwards.
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