I think I just need to hear a few "sounds normal to me" comments.
Today I completed the "fourth half-life" of my Palladium 103 implants on February 1, 2011. Doctors say my side effects should soon disappear.
Here's my side effect situation now:
During the day, I need to urinate about every hour or 90 minutes. Once the urge occurs, I can hold for about two minutes. Flow is weak - but it flows! (not a long series of drips like a few weeks ago). Output each urination is about 1/4 cup (50cc). If I keep active, urination is slightly improved; if I sit and read, or eat, or use the laptop, urination slows a bit.
During the night, I wake up about every two hours; very slow output of about 50cc, then I walk up and down the stairs a few times and get another 50cc. This happens around midnight, then 2:30am, then 4:30am, then I get up around 6am.
Abdomen is tight and uncomfortable 24/7; bowel movements are relatively normal now that I've increased fiber.
I think the tight abdomen is mostly nerves. On the way home from the hospital we drove two hours in a blizzard, with cars sliding all over the place. Got home with doctor's warning to be alert to a possible urinary blockage, and governor closed all the highways due to the blizzard. Being isolated without transport doesn't help your nerves, believe me.
Two weeks later we lost power, cellar flooded, and all heck broke loose.
Then a few weeks later I had an internal hemorrhage in my right eye; vision in that eye was completely fogged up. Doctor said I had a retinal detachment and would be blind. Went to see another specialist, who said "no detachment - just a hemorrhage which will clear itself in a few more weeks."
Man, talk about anxiety.
Other than the "minor disasters", does anyone recognize the side effects (urination and bowels) I'm experiencing at this nine week stage?
Never any pain or fever.
Age 62, Biopsy September 2010.
PSA 4.8, Gleason 3+3, Stage T1c, 4/12 positive cores at 10-40%.
Palladium 103 implant February 1, 2011.