I have been able to work through this whole thing, so that's good. My boss has been great through this journey, and although I've missed a little time, I haven't missed a whole day or worked less than 7.5 hours (I'm one of those idiots on salary and work 10 hrs most days), so that's been great.
Mike, here's another salary nut like you. I work at least 10+ every day too, and consider that part of the price of being in management. This SBRT procedure would be just great, getting things done in so few treatments. My plan took 44 sessions, every one involving almost two hours of travel, 100 miles a day, though the treatments only took a few minutes. My work days became quite long, even though I spanned my lunch hour with the sessions. I only missed a couple of afternoons due to issues with the x-ray machine and/or its schedule.
I think keeping up the work schedule helped me keep my Positive Mental Attitude (PMA). My MO's assistant was surprised and greatly enthused that I was keeping up my work schedule. It never occurred to me to do otherwise, honestly.
Good luck, and thanks for the regular updates!
IGRT by IMRT, 44 done 8/28/13: 50.4 Gy pelvic nodes, 79.2 Gy prostate
ADT2 2 yrs: Lupron 5/1/13+Casodex 6/25/13
Age 55 @ Dx 4/16/13-
Bx 6/12 pos all on rt G9=5+4 (80%, 60%), 4+5 (2 at 100%, 80%, 10%), PNI confirmed
3T MRI: Bilateral EPE, NVB+, SV-, LN-, cT3
Date PSA fPSA
6/13 9.7 (8 mo doubling)
3/13 5.2 12% PCA3=31
9/12 4.1 15%
history since 2002 high/varying PSA, 3 neg bx