Enjoy this forum! Thank you all for sharing...
I had my 14th IMRT today.
I'm not a happy camper, sorry to say...
For over a week I'm having urinary and now rectal symptoms: frequency, pain/burning/delay in peeing. BM's hurt during the passing, it burns right after for a while. I have hemorroids. I'm having some rectal bleeding. Don't know if secondary to the hemorrhoids or if a SE of IMRT.
I'll ask my RO tomorrow, but maybe I ask you guys also:
How do we (the doctors, etc) know that the tecnicians/physicists are doing a good job. At utsw (dallas) the RO's aren't seen at the "controls" of RT. Can we trust the tecnicians?
I get one scan a week. Of course, I have 3 gold seeds + 2 tatoos they use as guidelines to position me on the table.
Why do I have so many SE so early? Could they be "shooting"me in the wrong places?
Will these SE get worse?
One guy in this website wrote that he was mishandled and ended up with polyps, etc. in his bladder...Or maybe bladder ca, can't tell x sure.
Of course I'm a worry wart, I know, but then, crap happens, doesn't it?
Do you guys know what happens physically to the prostate after the RT: does it shrink?, does it "dissolve", or what?
Thank you x your patience...