I did 36 sessions of IMRT along with 6 months of HT.... about half way thru the RT session, I noticed I got tired at night. Tony is right, exercise will help this A LOT.....I think my experience was fairly typical:
Toward the end of my treatment, I had some urinary discomfort, and some rectal issues (discomfort, minnor bleeding) -- all very treatable. I also had some bowel irritation.
Eight months later, I have had some ongoing issues with stress incontinence --- that kind of comes and goes --- I play jazz gigs on the weekends and lug a fairly heavy keyboard around --- that lifting seems to set things off. Keigels help get things back on track.
Hormone Theapy is often recommened along with RT --- I had two Zoladex shots at three month intervals. about 5 weeks into it, I started experiencing hot flashes, and had a complete loss of libido. Eight months later, my hot flashes have settled down (but not disappeared), but my libido remains low. My doc told me it can take several months for the testosterone to start kicking in.....HOPE this helps---good luck!
Open Radical Prostatectomy 6/9/2006
Pathological Stage T3a, Positive Surgical Margin
PSA rose to .24 in November of 2006
6 month hormone therapy initiated December 1. 2006
36 sessions of IMRT Ended Feb 1, 2007
PSA as of May 25, 2007 undetectable
Next PSA November, 2007