The responses so far to your post have given you excellent advice. Let me offer a couple of more things that you may find helpful, in reply to a couple of points that you raised.
You said "... I'm nervous about
the actual experience..." and that you would like to see "... previous group of posts (about
Addressing the second point first, I should point out that there is a pretty good number of guys with a wealth of experience on this topic (RT as primary treatment) on this forum, and you have already heard from some of them. As far as accessing earlier posts on this topic goes, you can do so by utilizing the "Search" function on the menu bar at the top of this thread. Just click on it, enter the search term(s) that interests you into the search box that appears, press enter, and then choose as you please from the indexing lines that appear onscreen, clicking on the one(s) you wish to read. You will find years of informative threads that have been held on this forum, and which are still valuable.
You might want to make your searches as specific as possible, as searching something like "radiation" will pull up so many hits. Try specific terms such as "drink water," or "bladder," or "grays" or such.
As for your other concern, "... I'm nervous about
the actual experience..." we may have a thread here which contains a link that may be just what you need. about
a year ago, one of our regular posters, Redwing57, did something very clever. He kept his iPhone turned on in his shirt pocket during one of his RT treatments, and as he lay on the table actually receiving his radiation treatment for that day, his iPhone recorded the whole thing. His experience, which he then made available in a video which he posted on the web, is the "real thing," and watching it should give you a good idea of what an RT treatment is actually like.
To access this video, click on the link below, and at the bottom of the first post of that thread which displays, there is a further link. Click on that link and it will take you directly to the video.
I hope watching it helps put your mind a bit more at ease about
the treatment process, which really isn't all that bad (nothing to be afraid of). It really is pretty much of an endurance contest, as has been said. (I know, I'm an IMRT-as-primary-treatment guy myself).
With the research you're doing now, it sounds like you'll be well prepared when it comes time for you to get up on the table.
The video link:www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=2878923