It's like everything else involved with this monster. Everyone have different experiences. Mine was very uncomfortable (hurt like he**), but this was due to how hard the surface of my prostate was. I was very concerned sitting in the room with a paper towel covering me up, looking at the needles and what appeared to be a small version of a "Los Angles Class Nuclear Attack Submarine" that was about to dive to the depths of my inner world and start firing missiles. The battle is always in our heads.
A close friend of mine has had the proceedure three time now and has "cracked" jokes with the doc and nurse all three times. Something about him and the doc "going steading".
The only real advise I have is to tell the doc to let you know when he is about to "fire" each needle. I almost came off the table when the first one went off. Sounded like a .22 being fired. After that the doc gave me some warning and everything went fine.
Everything will be fine.
Keeping all of you in our prayers and a big War Eagle to all.
PSA 43 7/2005
Biopsy 12/14 Gleason 7 & 9
Divinci 9/2005 - spread to bladder
HT - 10/2005 (Eligard every 6 months)
RT - 10/2005 (38 treatments)
PSA 0.12 to 1.9 2/2007
Bone Scan and CT 4/2007
Spread to Spine (L4 & T5), rib, and pelvis
Zometa infusions 4/2007
PSA 4.8 8/2007
PSA 4.9 9/2007
PSA 5.4 10/07
"I will persist without exception - I will find a way where there is no way"