Well I went under the Varian Trilogy Rapid-Arc IGRT machine today for the first treatment... 20 minutes in and out...This monstrous contraption swings around you, almost silently, no clicks, hums or buzzes....No sensation at all...Thank you, see you tomorrow morning....39 more to go...
Been on HT now for 3 weeks, zero effects from that..So I'm waiting for that second shoe to drop, and I'm sure it will...What a way to spend the Holidays..
I had 5 weeks of the same thing. It is painless. After a few treatments I did start to feel the fatigue set in. Towards the end of my treatments the fatigue factor was definitely hitting me. Eventually you may get wet farts and loose bowels. Other than that no major problems with it. I had one time where the machines arm stopped about
1/3 of the way through the treatment. Everything was silent for 15 minutes. Then it started back up again. When I came out they told me the computer had locked up and had to be rebooted. Since I work in the computer field that didn't give me a good feeling about
the reliability of it. Although it does have a lot of safety features built in so it was a case of it was stuck in the off mode and not stuck in the on mode. That would have been bad.
age 57 2/2010
PSA 8.2 2/2010
biopsy 2/2010 - 2 of 8 left & 2 of 8 right positive, Gleason 3+4=7
attended support group - advised to get a second opinion
second opinion on pathology from Johns Hopkins 4+4=8
PSA 15 4/2010
5 weeks IMRT 4/2010-6/2010 at Copley Hospital in Aurora, IL
91 palladium 103 seeds 7/2010 at Chicago Prostate Center, Westmont, IL
PSA 3.97 10/2010
no ED or incontinence