Graytech - How long are the individual treatments?
Less than 10 minutes and most of that is the initial CT. The actual dose is less than 90 seconds with two full passes of the massive machine, so it makes a full circle in less than a minute. There you are out at the end of the table seemingly hovering in mid-air with nothing to hang onto and this thing if flying by your face.
We have a car cleaning place here where you pull in the car and the machine moves by you on both sides.... I swear I am the one moving.
It is that exact feeling. When it starts up, and as it's coming around it's so big it's all I can see and I feel like I'm falling off the table. I really think if I had a strap around my chest, something to hang onto that is solid I could close my eyes and go to my happy place. (Lounger in Mexico with Bloody Mary in hand)
Have you talked to your tech or RO about it? Likely they've dealt with it before and have an idea or two.
I see my RO on Monday and will ask. I found dizziness can be an SE of Lupron...
Thanks for the feedback all of you - Jon
Age at Dx 54 10/23/14 PSA 9.75 DRE- T1c
Biopsy: 2 of 12 GS7 (3+4) 7% of sample #1=20%G6, #2=10%G7
Scans: 1/22/15 CT / Bone Clear
DaVinci: 1/27/15 Prostate 36gr GS7 (4+3) 8% of organ
PNI+ EPE- SV- LN- Clear Margins pT2c
uPSA Post Surgery Every 3 Months <.05 <.05 .03 .03 .05 .07 .09
Started @ 22 mons PSA .09 - 6 mon Lupron & SRT (25) 2.5gy = 62.5