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Howard3569
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   Posted 12/6/2017 6:38 PM (GMT -7)   
9 Sessions completed. Side effects - fatigue, incontinence, loose stools, and gas but so far so good.

InTheShop
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Date Joined Jan 2012
Total Posts : 7966
   Posted 12/6/2017 9:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Sounds about normal. A bit of walking/exercise can help with the fatigue.

Hang in there, before you know it, this will all just be a memory,
Andrew
I'll be in the shop.
Age 57, 52 at DX
PSA:
4.2 10/11, 1.9 6/12, 1.2 12/12, 1.0 5/13, .6 11/13,
.7 5/14, .5 10/14, .5 4/15, .3 10/15, .3 4/16, .4 10/16, .4 5/17, .3 10/17
G 3+4
Stage T1C
2 out of 14 cores positive
Treatment IGRT - 2/2012
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Howard3569
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Date Joined Nov 2014
Total Posts : 277
   Posted 12/7/2017 11:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, hope to finish around Xmas.

John_TX
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   Posted 12/8/2017 7:09 AM (GMT -7)   
There's a correlation between the Gy units and fatigue, for the first 20 sessions or so I was so tired I would take a nap for one to two hours after treatment and then towards the end of my SRT it dawned on me I wasn't as tired. My RO said the Gy units were reduced. Listen to your body and rest or take a nap as needed. Like Andrew said, walking is good for you. I would take a 20 minute walk after treatment.

I had SRT over Thanksgiving, my birthday, Christmas and New Years. What a memorable holiday season for me ;-)
DX - 1-13-2015 (age 66) -- PSA 4.02 (9-16-2014) to 4.38 (12-5-2014)
RALP on March 2, 2015
G6 to G7(3+4) to G7(4+3)
Stage pT3aN1
10/2017 PSA < 0.1
7/31/2015 HT - six month's injection of Lupron
ART 11/2015, 33 sessions

fiddlecanoe
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Date Joined Oct 2016
Total Posts : 225
   Posted 12/8/2017 3:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Radiation treatment is an endurance test. My RO said that often the SEs lessen during treatment. I hope that happens for you! Good luck.

Italatin8
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Date Joined Apr 2017
Total Posts : 18
   Posted 12/9/2017 10:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I had 37 treatments of SRT last September and October and surprisingly, I had no SE's nor did I experience any fatigue until the last week of my treatments.
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