I recently completed 43 ratiation treatments over a period of a little over two months. I received 77.4 Grays. I have no idea how different our treatments will be. I have had minimal side effects. Some fatigue that has persisted, but is getting better. Some loose stool that persists, but is also improving. No urinary issures, but please note that I take Flomax.
I exercise almost every day, but I'm not certain that's a good idea if you must work while being treated. You might want to ask your urologist. I exercised prior to my treatment, I just continued during my treatment, but I'm not working.
I added more protein to my diet. I eat a diet heavy in fruit and vegetables which tend to a loose stool. That and it's my understanding that protein promotes the healing of damaged tissue caused me to think that more protein would help. Don't know if it did, but I'm doing well.
I don't know why I'm doing well. Maybe it's because I'm otherwise healthy, or because I exercised, or ate well, or drank water before each treatment, or was just dumb *** lucky. Who knows. I do know that the idea of doing all that I could to help myself made me more confident and determined.
If I can otherwise help, please ask, but beware that I know nothing about medicine. I only know what happened to me and what I did.
Best to you, Ken,
Gleason 3+3=6, T1c, one core in twelve, another pre-cancerous.
62 years old and good health. Married 37 years. To same woman!
Began IGRT January 23, 2007.