Mar 30, 2013 - 5:10 pm
I made a huge mistake and chose to have Radiation treatment in Kentucky near my home. I choose SBRT Radiation but I received IMRT Radiation instead. After choosing SBRT I was asked if I would like to participate in a study to evaluate the use of 5 or 12 treatments of Radiation. I accepted and signed the forms. I didn't realize I was receiving IMRT until I walked into the treatment room and observed a TOMA unit in the room. I was randomly chosen to receive the 5 treatments. Well I received the 5 treatments and completed the last one on March 18th 2012. Well I have been in pain and bleeding from my Bowl ever since. I feel like I have been burned from the inside out. I continue to work daily but I have been forced to run to the bathroom at work constantly. I have urgent feelings like I am going to defecate in my pants all the time. When I do get to the Bathroom mostly just blood comes out. My Wife wisely made me go to the Doctor Yesterday and my blood pressure was very high and I had the shakes. I was given pain medication and a suppository which has helped immensely. I still have the urges but the pain is less. I had decided I wanted Proton beam radiation right away and I even called several people that had had the Proton treatment. I was convenienced. My problem was I couldn't afford to leave work for two Months and pay rent out of state. So I made a huge mistake I hope I don't have to pay a high price for the rest of my life.