Oct 14, 2011 - 11:28 am
After 28 sessions of IMRT/IGRT, I received 88 Iodine 125 seeds Wednesday and I'm feeling good. There was some soreness, but that has almost gone completely now. I was doing phone and computer work the same day.
Dr. Sylvester tells me his norm is about 94 seeds, but my prostate had stayed relatively small so 88 seeds is all that were needed. I am expecting to max out with potential urinary side effects in about 2 weeks. We started Flomax one week in advance, so hopefully any issues will either not happen or will come and go quickly.
I did so much study and focused so hard on long-term cure rates for various treatment choices. My life resumes with complete confidence. There is no treatment with better long-term results and my doctor and I are totally proactive regarding short and longer-term side effects. I pray his aim was true, as yesterday's CT Scan confirmed, and look forward to a full and complete life.
Thank you for all of your help, advice, and well wishes. Know it or not, I could not have done it without you.
Very truly yours,