All the soul searching to decide on a treatment, scans and prep for the treatment were worse than the treatment....... at least to this point.
. . . and with any luck, it will stay that way. From what I've read, most SBRT patients have that sort of experience - maybe some mild side effects, maybe for some days or a couple of weeks.
I knew going in that my experience could be different, as I has long-standing IBS issues. As Murphy said, "Whatever can happen, will happen, and at the worst possible time." Oh, BTW, the corollary to Murphy's law is "Murphy was an optimist." I had some pretty nasty intestinal disruptions, with moving pain, cramps, gas, all sorts of unexpected intestinal behavior. I'm not telling of this to scare anyone, though. I relate my tale of woe to tell you that even that sort of stuff resolves. . . it just takes a couple of months. Not once did I have to alter my lifestyle or activities.
Glad you guys are finished. Soon we will have a whole platoon of SBRT Post-Toasties to make noise here!
Age 68 at Dx
PSA history: 2000-2012 0.9-1.2; 06/2012 started T replacement
2013-2015 3.0-3.3 (new normal); 11/2015 4.6; 05/2016 5.7
Biopsy: 12-core biopsy 07/2016; 3 cores G3+3, 5% or less; 1 core 3+4, 15%; 1 core HGPIN; 2% of gland involved. Summary G3+4.
CyberKnife SBRT with Dr. Hirsch; start 11/15/16, finish 11/23