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  1. GI pain and discomfort after SRT, should I see doc?

    I finished SRT on Friday, Dec 6. Since Dec 4 I've been having some upper GI discomfort every day (five days). This includes a burning sensation in the stomach and upper colon area. That area was...
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    Today was my last day of SRT

    Woohoo! I'm done with my 39 SRT sessions today. It flew by. Couldn't have made it with out Gas-X and Immodium AD. Now we wait and watch PSA.
  3. I'm going to have to look up some of these...

    I'm going to have to look up some of these Prostate Cancer "conventions." Sounds like a great way to network and get the latest info.
  4. I took some Oxybutynin Chloride after cath...

    I took some Oxybutynin Chloride after cath removal to see if it would fix the pain and it made it worse. My doc told me afterwards that was the wrong thing to do. The cath reinserted for five more...
  5. I'm going to have to ask about that Proctofoam...

    I'm going to have to ask about that Proctofoam today. Three more days will finish up the 25 days of pelvic lymph node radiation treatments and next week starts 14 days of fascia boost. I hope the...
  6. I was happy to get the Cath removed initially but...

    I was happy to get the Cath removed initially but due to the pain I was even happier to get the Cath put back in. Never thought I'd say that. Let us know what happens because this post may help...
  7. Countrygal1 several people on this forum have had...

    Countrygal1 several people on this forum have had the same thing including myself. It starts shortly after urinating an can last from ten min to an hour. The pain is so severe that no pain meds...
  8. MR B sorry to hear you had persistent PSA. I...

    MR B sorry to hear you had persistent PSA. I also had 0.1 at six weeks. I beg you to watch this video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWNKPhUjCXc Especially check out 17:10 through 17:44.
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    A robe is Handy. You won't have to wear pants. ...

    A robe is Handy. You won't have to wear pants. I never wore pants or underwear and always used the large Cath bag. Trying to wear pants was a hassle. Also if you can find a nice reusable groc bag...
  10. If you had ART or SRT, when (if ever) did you start to see side effects?

    I'd like to know at what point in your therapy did you start to see side effects? I know some people mentioned they had little to no side effects. I know everybody is different but was wondering...
  11. I'm about to hit the halfway mark of my 40...

    I'm about to hit the halfway mark of my 40 treatments so I'll tell you what I have learned. In my case if you have gas in the lower colon or rectum it has to be removed and it isn't pretty how they...
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    Thanks for the info everybody. Some of you have...

    Thanks for the info everybody. Some of you have been through the ringer and it makes me feel fortunate. I have an idea what to look for. I'm getting tested on my own through a fitness program at...
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    BAB, I can't even imagine doing two years of ADT....

    BAB, I can't even imagine doing two years of ADT. Did you have to take any action based on your metabolic panel results? If so, what was done if you don't mind me asking?
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    Pratoman I actually saw the doc today and asked...

    Pratoman I actually saw the doc today and asked about this. He said he didn't think monitoring would be necessary based on these factors:

    1) I am on the lowest dose of bicalutamide
    2) Treatment...
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    Michael F I'm on a four month ADT regimen, only...

    Michael F I'm on a four month ADT regimen, only long enough to complete salvage radiation. I'm wondering if the lack of monitoring is due to the short duration. I will ask doc about this next week....
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    Monitoring metabolic health while on ADT

    My doc did not mention anything about monitoring lipids, minerals or bone density etc. while on ADT. The radiation tech where I get salvage radiation checks my vitals every Monday. My blood...
  17. I don't know why any sweetener is need at all. ...

    I don't know why any sweetener is need at all. And if sweetners cause gas . . . well ??? Anyway, it's too late now. My next round is in one hour. :x
  18. Ah shoot. My Gas-X product does contain...

    Ah shoot. My Gas-X product does contain sorbitol. Do you have the exact product name you bought? I just left work and drove to the store to find some without sorbitol and I couldn't find any. Not...
  19. Advice on how to reduce gas during salvage radiation treatment

    This is week two of SRT. Week one went flawlessly. This week is off to a rocky start and it ain't pretty. I have got to figure out how to eliminate intestinal/colon gas before I get to the...
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    Radiation dose and units

    Today was day five of post-prostatectomy radiation (Tomotherapy). I asked the tech what my total dose will be at the end. She said 7020 and gave no units. I'm not sure what that means. I was in a...
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    My doc also told me not to do kegels. I didn't...

    My doc also told me not to do kegels. I didn't tell him I had been doing them for the past year. I was 99% continent right away. I don't see how it would hurt to do them before surgery.
  22. My RO didn't mention anything about monitoring...

    My RO didn't mention anything about monitoring lipids, calcium, bone density etc. while on ADT. I'm only on it for a total of four months (until RT is over) so maybe he didn't think that would be...
  23. Placed a call for an appointment. I have the...

    Placed a call for an appointment. I have the exercise part well covered already, no problem there. Thanks for the input. I will mention that drug venlafaxine. Thanks all, I just have to focus on...
  24. I don't know. I just assumed it was the ADT. ...

    I don't know. I just assumed it was the ADT. Things didn't start going bad until very recently. I had read reports of ADT causing personality changes including impatience, frustration and just...
  25. Advice on ADT side effect - impatience and frustration

    Up to now ADT had been almost a cake walk. However, starting today I noticed I have become extremely impatient, intolerant and frustrated when things go wrong at work. At least I can recognize when...
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