Posted 11/18/2017 9:49 AM (GMT -6)
Hello , its been a while since i've been on the forum but i wanted to share my results and experience's after treatment. Had my LDR Brachy at the British Columbia Cancer agency on Sept 26th/17. The procedure went well and I was out after about 4 hrs total. Catheter out and no problems with output. 88 seeds placed and i am now glowing. The past month and half have been somewhat challening but by no means terrible. Fatigue and some urinary irritation have been the worst part of it. On flomax for a lower flowrate but managable. Some loose stools but again not bad(onc said never trust a fart) and i now know why!! No problems with erections but on a low dose cialis (5mg) 3 times a week) to improve blood flow. I had my first psa done on Nov 9th and it was 4.5 , last psa prior to brachy was 6.8 so Dr. Keys said she is happy with this lower number and it should hopefully keep falling. Next psa is in 6 months. Pretty happy so far , exercising as much as i can but have gained a few pounds since a low fiber diet has helped with the back end issues. I want to thank every one again for all the help ,, great group of guys on this site. Thanks .. steve
DX at 48, DRE neg , family hx of pc
Initial psa 2.3 increased to 5.6 over 1.5 yrs. 6.8 just prior to ldr.
Biopsy 2 sites gleason 6, 2 sites 4p3,