Your poor dad has had a rough journey so far, I feel bad about reading this latest set back. I have heard of the remote possibility of those type of fractures related to radiation damage, but to be honest, never knew a person that experienced that. I say this as a general remark, not directed to you, but people often underestimate just how serious and damaging radiation can be to the body. I have been through major radiation twice in 10 years, and both times, it did major damage to my body.
The bedrest is hard, especially on the mental side, but sounds like good advice for you dad. His PSA reading sounds good for being post radiation so far, hope it stays in that direction.
Hope he does well and recovers sooner rather than later, and hope that you too are doing well.
David in S.C.
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 11/10 Not taking it
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/23/10