Posted 11/9/2019 12:01 PM (GMT -7)
Just a quick update! I had HDRBT 2 yesterday, with SpaceOAR, and gold markers. Feeling tender, but great overall. I can't say enough great things about Munson Health in Traverse City, from walking in to wheeling out. The staff is so wonderful. I just wanted to tell everyone about a little problem I had when I got home last night. Of course I had to urinate before my release, and got out about 50 to 60ml. After a 2 hour trip home, I was ready to go again. I could not pass a drop. Scary! I had terrible pressure build up, very uncomfortable. I looked down, and my penis was horribly deformed! I was feeling the urine release from my bladder, but it was being blocked by 2 large raisin sized blood clots in my penis. After about an hour, I passed those 2 clots, but still had some smaller clots that still blocked urine. I was able to deal with those with a bit of the old "tube of toothpaste" technique, to clear a path. I had passed some grain of rice size clots after the first session, but definitely wasn't prepared for the size of them after round 2! I know we're told to get somewhere and get a catheter if there are problems, but I'm not sure if the clots could have passed through. For me, it was just keep trying, until everything cleared. Fortunately it was just a couple of hours, and things returned to expected levels, weaker stream, and lower volume, with a bit of urgency. Much less burning this time too, I really don't notice it. I wanted to post this so that others that might have this situation could be aware or prepared for this side effect. I was worried about a bladder neck stricture, but it wasn't. I'll talk about it with my URO soon. Mapping in a week, starting EBRT a few days later. BTW, I have doubled up on the Flowmax after my first treatment, and was back to 90% stream, with a lesser volume.