Posted 10/27/2013 9:38 PM (GMT -6)
Good thread topic.
You don't want my story, its one of the rare disaster stories after SRT
Because of SRT, I was left with a burned up bladder and bladder neck, plus severe nerve damage.
As a result, I had to have Urostomy surgery in 2010, to bypass my badly damaged bladder, and I urinate from a stoma in my side into a plastic bag essentialy.
The nerve damage left me with severe chronic pain and severe fatigue, both situations are permanent.
All, because the RO allowed me to have all of my radiation treatments done with an empty bladder, because I had to have it done while wearing a Suprapubic catheter in place because of all my previous chronic stricture issues.
The damage from the radiation was in both immediate damage, and long term damage, and the nerve damage and pain is still spreading through my body almost 4 years later. SRT ended late in 2009.
While this doesn't happen to most men, the warning is that radiation can cause severe damage. My case may be rare, but it's not unknown among men that undergo radiation. A lot of damage can be caused.
I know my stories sucks, but you asked, and thought I would just re-tell my story.