Posted 5/29/2007 4:42 PM (GMT -7)
Hey, you great bunch of folks, I'm back from the brink. I haven't posted in awhile, because I didn't have any news. I had my Brachytherapy on May 22, 2007. (thirty catheters and 101 125-I (Iodine) seeds. I was in and out in less than an hour. Nurse pulled the urethra catheter and out came very little blood; one seed; and the wonderful sight of urine (can't go home until ya pee). Now I have 100 (nice round number). Side effects up to this point: I feel much like JustJulie's husband. So far, the side effects have been minimal.
Day One: Returned home and waited for the first bladder release. I didn't have to wait long. Then I thought someone had played a joke on me and put some little nails or razor blades in my bladder.
To be honest, the first three urinations were painful. However, the pain started to subside and by the next day I felt almost normal. First night awakened about every two to two and one-half hours to go. This duration got longer as the days went by.
Day Two: A little pain with urination, but bearable.
Day Three: Much like Day two.
Day Four: Believe it or not, I was wondering had I been dreaming about the Brachytherapy?
Note: I have yet to take any pain meds.
I do have one question, though, for anyone out there who has had Brachytherapy. It's been a week and I've felt dizziness and lightheadedness (same thing I guess) off and on throughout the day. Anyone experience anything like this?
Best of luck to all of you getting ready for surgery in the next couple of days.