I went to my first followup appointment with rad onc MD today (6 weeks post). After DRE he said my tumor was about 80% smaller, not fixed and firm anymore, and could be just scar tissue! I was very encouraged! I think the IMRT sessions I received spared me some of the worse side effects that some of us have experienced. I'm healing pretty well. I do have some rectal pain; but I can deal with it.
Then we talked about the vaginal issues. What am I supposed to do with the coochy of a 5 year old girl?? I may turn 50 this month, but I just got married 2.5 years ago and not ready to give up the fun stuff with the man I adore :) Doc told his nurse to get the medium dilator. I told her that I may really need a small one to start. She gave me both. Good thing too! The "small" is plenty big for the little girl coochy! The medium seems scary big to me at this point! I'm a little afraid of trying them, but more afraid of not!
I just had to tell someone - so I picked you guys! :)