Jerry, good to hear back from you. Your 66 gys over 33 sessions is considered, at least by my drs, the minimal they like to admin for SRT. They tend to want to give more, if you have had a lot of PSA velocity issues in the past, both pre- and post- surgery. Again, like all things PC, too many variables and differences between patients.
I still wouldn't reccomend those higher daily doses being discussed here. I know my case is unique to me, but when I think of all the colataral damage I have been dealing with, and its been 6 months almost since my SRT ended. I don't think any radiation treatment should be taken lightly. People need to read the fine print and in-between the lines. Just like many surgeons downplay the side effects and complications of prostate surgery, I firmly believe that the Radiation Clinics do the same thing.
Be glad when you, 142, and now Subic, get through yours. It will be a relief.
And yes, thankful, that I live in an area where I didn't have to travel far or long. 2 minute drive to Uro's office, 4 min drive to GP, 1 minute drive to nearest ER if needed, and less than 15 easy minutes when I was going to the radiation clinic. And my hospital of choice, where I have had all my surgeries, is less than 20 mins even at rush hour. For you guys that have long drives, in time and/or distance, I feel for you.
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