Alf, you are a man after my own heart, with your post full of stats that only a man would sit around accumulating. I drive my wife nuts with stuff like that.
I think you take the cake for total distance and transportation logistics.
For my 39 treatments, drove a total of 507 miles, and based on 21 mpg average with my car, cost me about
$ 58 USD in gas. The clinic had free parking, so no expense there.
Aside from the 7-position daily zaps, they took a min. of 2 snap x-rays each day, sometimes as much as 6 in a session due to alignment issues, so that is well over 78 to 100 x-rays in addition to the zaps.
Since mine were done the entire time while using a suprapubic catheter, there was no water volume to figure out.
I never had to delay any of my treatments, but the clinic was closed on American Thanksgiving day, which was the day before my last treatment.
All I know, is I am glad I am long past that, but still fighting daily fatigue from it, and still healing down below from the effects of the radiation.
I will be seeing my uro on Monday, and we are going to see what to do next in the gameplan.
Glad you are through yours, and most importantly, hope that it is effective in the long run.
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, 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 - 31 days, 5/24 put in Cath #17