Finished Adjuvant RT 4/16/18. My SE's were mainly an extra urge to go (rectum) and fluctuation from too soft of stools to slight constipation, when I took Imodium. The rectum nerves get over stimulated and so when any stool comes in at all, they want to fire and expel it, resulting in a lot of "small poops", as my RO called them. The Imodium helps relax them but in my case it tended to constipate me.
My cardio was good before RT and, as a result, per the RO, I didn't suffer more SE's, ie. fatigue, painful urination, some blood in stools, etc. I was totally continent going in and had a few spells of stress dribbles but they were temporary. Back to full continence now.
I try to jog a mile 5-7 days per week and lift heavy weights 3 times per week. This is also because I am on Lupron/Casodex, also, and trying to stave off muscle and bone wasting. I only have "warm vs. hot flashes", again, possibly due to my exercise, plus, I am married to a Dietitian, who keeps me on a good diet.
Obviously, I am doing the Trifecta! Will do a PSA next month just before my next 6 month Lupron injection and see what to do next.
I had IMRT/IGRT with 25 Tx of 45 Gy (8 minutes total time) and 12 Boosts, they called them, of 66 Gy (4 minutes total time). The 25 were of the Prostate Bed and the Pelvic and Periaortic Lymph Nodes, with the 12 only of the Bed, where I had gold markers (Fiducials) inserted.
Here is a video of me ringing the bell, following my last RT, if interested?/www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPlnDjrMTSA
69yr,1948 Troy MO-W of St. Louis
PSA 3.2 7/08
DRE hd lft, 31g 7/24
Biopsy8/11 0 PNI GS 8s & 7s, 9/12
NUC/CT Scans 8/29 (-)
Prolaris 9/11 T2b, 3.8/10, 10yr Mort Rsk 23.5%, Met Rsk 29.6%.
MRI 3T Ca in gland?
70G Pc 40%
Axumin 1/2/18 (-)
IMRT 2/20-4/16, 37 tx
Post Edited (john4803) : 4/22/2018 9:11:32 AM (GMT-6)