Today was the end of my 7th week of SRT. Next Friday, it’s over and out. Haven’t decided whether I want to ring the bell.
Really really really....no significant side effects. No diarrhea no urinary frequency, maybe just once in a while I go from not having to go, to gotta go NOW or else, in 5 minutes, but very seldom.
Two things I just can’t figure out...
3 weeks after I started radiation, I noticed that the underside of ONE forearm, WAS COMPLETELY HAIRLESS. Like totally bald. I’m a pretty hairy guy, and this was a large defined area. I showed it to the Dr he said it’s probably the hormone therapy, and I should expect that I will lose more body hair. That was a month ago, and it remains hairless, but I have not lost any other body hair at all. The nurse practitioner noticed it the following week and commented that she never saw that before and was puzzled.
I thought today, maybe it’s my arm getting in the way if the radiation, and I asked the technician. He said no way, and showed me exactly how and where the radiation comes down. Pinpoint, quite amazing,
Anyway, anyone ever have something like this?
The other thing is, since my surgery almost 4 years ago, I often pee like a race horse. But sometimes the stream is not that strong. Since about
2 weeks after I started radiation, i pee like a racehorse every time.
These should be my biggest problems, during SRT, be;I’ve me, I’m not complaining. I’ve been very lucky so far.
One more week. When I’m done, I’m going to sleep flare every day for 10 days. Then go to Florida and forget about
this crap till my PSA in April (May wait till May, I’m gonna be a grampa in April for the first time)
Sorry for the rambling, I do that sometimes, just curious if anyone else has these experiences
I am not a doctor, just another guy without a prostate
Dx Age 64 Nov 2014, PSA 4.3
BX 3 of 12 cores positive original pathology G6
RALP with Dr Ash Tewari Jan 6, 2015
Post surgical pathology G7 (3+4), - ECE, - Margins, -LN, -SV (+ frozen section apex converted to negative)
PSA @ 6 weeks 2/15, .<02, remained <0.02 until January 2017, .02, repeat Feb 2017, still .02. May 2017-.033, August 2017- .033 November .046, March 2018 .060. June 2018 .068, July 2018 - .082, August 2018, .078, August 2018 - .08
Decipher test, low risk, .37 score
My story.... tinyurl.com/qgyu3xq
My PSA History - /drive.google.com/file/d/1ltbG8x-iyH3k9pEltudhXt9u1krRwJSH/view?usp=sharing
Post Edited (Pratoman) : 11/9/2018 3:52:24 PM (GMT-7)