Feb 06, 2013 - 3:30 pm
I haven't been around a lot since my treatment ended, but I do lurk a bit ;).
The last time I visited my colorectal surgeon, he recommended hyperbaric treatment. The way I understand it is that the increased oxygen therapy hastens the healing of radiation side effects and damage and gets those tissues back the way they should be, or very near normal.
Since I started this over two weeks ago, I can tell you that the episodes of urgency have decreased a lot. There is much less mucus, too. Its a good feeling not to have to RUN to the bathroom all the time.
I spend 2 hours and 15 minutes daily in the chamber. No books or electronic devices, but we can watch movies, or TV, or bring our own entertainment. Have to be naked except for the stylish hospital gown, but that's it.
Has anyone else undergone this therapy?