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Day 35 Prostate Radiotherapy

lɛftəʊvə's picture

2 Treatments to go and at 12:30 Tuesday 5th May otherwise known as cinco de mayo, I am heading out the front door of this hospital and going home for the first time in close to 2 months now.

Appointment and blood tests for after the 6 week rest have been made and so the day before my next birthday I am back for what should be a 3 minute talk with the Professor then back home the next day.

Day 25.

Paulpwtierney's picture

Week five yet completed and no throat pain yet but plenty of chemo hell. Managed to get some sleep last night after some new medicine for reflux. That acid burn was really hurting. One more week of no new chemo and then final week with chemo three going in. Chemo two caused a further 1 cm reduction in the lymph node.

Dad has Prostate Cancer- Metastasized to Lymph Nodes & Bones

Breezie's picture

Hi,

I am a 22 yr old female, and my Dad has recently been diagnosed with Advanced Prostate cancer (Gleason score of 9), that has metastasized to his Lymph nodes and Bones.
Dad goes in for a radical Prostatectomy on Monday, and will have the surrounding lymph nodes removed as well, following from the surgery Dad will have intense radiation targeting the cancer in the Pelvis.
We have not been given much more information yet, as he was only diagnosed last week.

Cervical cancer stage 1

Francesca's picture

Hi, I'm a 50 yr old mother of three young kids, I was diagnosed with cervical cancer stage 1 which I had a radical hysterectomy. The pathology came back good as the cancer was confined just in the cervix. The gynecology oncologist suggests that I should undergo a 6 weeks Radiotheraphy as well. I am so confused now because they were talking no Radiotheraphy needed before my surgery if it's confined in the cervix which it was.

Day 31 Prostate Radiotherapy

lɛftəʊvə's picture

Day 31 and with 6 more treatments left and have my bags packed ready to go back home.

Dietitian appointment and she happy that I am back to normal weight. Irritation of the urethra is very minor and bowel problem is fine. The slight skin irritation has gone near the centre tattoo.

Applied for a couple of jobs got the usual thanks but no thanks. Bus tripped 3 hours across Perth and back with maybe a casual job lined up. At least that is something.

Survivorship 2015 and beyond.....

PTDT's picture

Well it has been so long that I had forgotten about this great place for support and stories of strength Smile

I'm back and I have fought colorectal cancer all the way.

My temp stoma was reversed Oct 2014 and I'm getting used to the "new normal" and went back to full time duties as a Personal Trainer (at times that is a little interesting).

A little light while travelling on this horrible journey

topenddownunder's picture

Hi all.My name is Greg and my wife is De and are both in our late fifties. I am a Carer for my wife, but the roles get a little reversed when the chemo takes over.We have been on this trip now for nearly 12 months.

My journey

Kim-1404's picture

Well my journey started in December 2014 just before Christmas. Up until then I was working part time 20 hrs a week loving it as well. I became quite ill with diareah and stomach bloating while on annull leave in Sydney having Christmas with my brother and his family.

Day 27 Prostate Radiotherapy

lɛftəʊvə's picture

Dr Centrelink says I failed the 20 points necessary for them to pay me a Disability Allowance and I can work 15 hours a week. Wow nice of Dr Centrelink to tell me that and its only taken him/her 8 months to decide that.

Never mind that I am in hospital 600 kms from home and this is the 4th hospital in 8 months little time to spend working as health comes first. Hard enough at 61 years young and over qualified to even get an interview. Been unemployed for close to 2 years and not a red cent has Centrelink paid me.

One day at a time.

Paulpwtierney's picture

Just when I thought the chemo symptoms were reducing I got a throat cough over the weekend and suffered through 48 hours of new pain. Strangely this pain seems to have dissipated with a bout of pretty full on vomiting tonight. Maybe all the crap was in my stomach. The oncologist today confirmed no further reduction in tumour size from the initial 2 cms. Day 12 of radiotherapy tomorrow.

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