I'm interested in conversations about and I want to talk about
Know exactly what you want?
Show search

Notification

Error

RT Completed whoopieee!!!!!

User
Posted 23 Sep 2014 at 19:04

Hi Folks,

Well that's it, 37 sessions of Radiotherapy completed today 23/09/14 whoopieeeeeee!!!.

Treatment all the way through has been excellent with no side effects, only a slight reduction in urine flow for a couple of days due to inflammation from the RT, but that has now cleared and urine flow has returned to normal.

It has been 7 1/2 weeks of treatment every day Monday to Friday but it's amazing how quickly the time passes. I have felt a little tired over the last week but nothing I can't manage.

I am now free to plan my days as I wish and I am feeling brilliant.

Thanks to ALL the staff involved in my treatment at the Beatson Cancer Centre in Glasgow, you were ALL brilliant.

I will have a follow up appointment in about eight weeks time to review the success of the treatment, by checking my PSA level. I am told if everything is OK I will go on to six monthly PSA check ups, my Hormone Treatment will continue for another 1 1/2 to 2 years due to my initial high PSA of 59 in November 2013.

Regards,

Gerry

Good luck and best wishes to ALL who are fighting or affected by cancer.

User
Posted 23 Sep 2014 at 19:59

CONGRATULATIONS GERRY!

It's a marvellous feeling when you complete those 37 sessions isn't it?

I'm glad, that like me, you had excellent staff.

What's the betting you will now really miss meeting them all every day?

Don't know about you, but I struck up a few friendships with guys who were booked in around the same time as me every day.
I enjoyed the daily banter.

All in all, I think you and I found the whole experience a good one.

This should reassure anyone who is on the verge of starting RT. It's a doddle! : )~


Good luck with your future results (not that you'll need it),

George

User
Posted 23 Sep 2014 at 20:03

Well done Gerry!

User
Posted 23 Sep 2014 at 21:30
Gerry,

Congratulations, you handled it really well!

Really pleased for you, I sure the results will be good too.

Thank you for sharing your experience with regular updates, it's made me feel much more confident about my upcoming RT. Planning session is on Friday (26th), RT I suspect will start round about the 13th. October. Can't wait for it to get underway.

Kind regards,

Steve

User
Posted 23 Sep 2014 at 22:22

Congratulations Gerry onwards and upwards now. My hubby came through the surgery followed by 37 sessions too. He is doing really well. Had a few side effects with urinary and bowel frequency but that has continued to improve. Whilst he has Viagra to use, he has also managed without on the odd occasion, so some improvement there toohttp://community.prostatecanceruk.org/editors/tiny_mce/plugins/emoticons/img/smiley-laughing.gif

User
Posted 24 Sep 2014 at 20:22

Thanks for the congrats everyone it is very much appreciated.

Your right George, I made a few friends as well during the treatment and we had a good laugh most days. I will miss them.

Steve I know how you are feeling just wanting to get started, good luck when you eventually do get started, I am sure you will also handle it well.

I would just like to extend my thanks to everyone on this site who continually post advice and their stories and experiences. it definitely helps men coming behind us who are going for the same treatment. It is good to know that help and friendship is there, as no one knows what we are experiencing better that the people who have already walked this PCa road.

Regards,

Gerry 

Good luck and best wishes to ALL who are fighting or affected by Cancer.

 

 

Edited by member 01 Oct 2014 at 21:31  | Reason: Not specified

Show Most Thanked Posts
User
Posted 23 Sep 2014 at 19:59

CONGRATULATIONS GERRY!

It's a marvellous feeling when you complete those 37 sessions isn't it?

I'm glad, that like me, you had excellent staff.

What's the betting you will now really miss meeting them all every day?

Don't know about you, but I struck up a few friendships with guys who were booked in around the same time as me every day.
I enjoyed the daily banter.

All in all, I think you and I found the whole experience a good one.

This should reassure anyone who is on the verge of starting RT. It's a doddle! : )~


Good luck with your future results (not that you'll need it),

George

User
Posted 23 Sep 2014 at 20:03

Well done Gerry!

User
Posted 23 Sep 2014 at 21:30
Gerry,

Congratulations, you handled it really well!

Really pleased for you, I sure the results will be good too.

Thank you for sharing your experience with regular updates, it's made me feel much more confident about my upcoming RT. Planning session is on Friday (26th), RT I suspect will start round about the 13th. October. Can't wait for it to get underway.

Kind regards,

Steve

User
Posted 23 Sep 2014 at 22:22

Congratulations Gerry onwards and upwards now. My hubby came through the surgery followed by 37 sessions too. He is doing really well. Had a few side effects with urinary and bowel frequency but that has continued to improve. Whilst he has Viagra to use, he has also managed without on the odd occasion, so some improvement there toohttp://community.prostatecanceruk.org/editors/tiny_mce/plugins/emoticons/img/smiley-laughing.gif

User
Posted 24 Sep 2014 at 20:22

Thanks for the congrats everyone it is very much appreciated.

Your right George, I made a few friends as well during the treatment and we had a good laugh most days. I will miss them.

Steve I know how you are feeling just wanting to get started, good luck when you eventually do get started, I am sure you will also handle it well.

I would just like to extend my thanks to everyone on this site who continually post advice and their stories and experiences. it definitely helps men coming behind us who are going for the same treatment. It is good to know that help and friendship is there, as no one knows what we are experiencing better that the people who have already walked this PCa road.

Regards,

Gerry 

Good luck and best wishes to ALL who are fighting or affected by Cancer.

 

 

Edited by member 01 Oct 2014 at 21:31  | Reason: Not specified

User
Posted 02 Oct 2014 at 20:34

Hi Gerry,

Hope you're well.  Just thought I'd just check to see how things are now following your RT.  Any side effects yet?

My RT begins a week on Tuesday (14th), I can't wait.  Looking forward to it now.

An important month for me and generally with the high profile "Stand Up To Cancer" campaign.  I'm tempted to take part in one of the marches planned for the 11th, Southampton is my nearest venue.  I feel it would put me in the mood for my RT.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Steve

 

 

User
Posted 04 Oct 2014 at 14:44

Hi Gerry,

Congratulations on completing your radiotherapy.  I had 37 sessions at North Middx Hospital where the staff were brilliant, right through from the reception, radiotherapy and discharge lounge where we waited for transport home.  It was a strange feeling finishing the treatment, partly one of relief at completing the 37 sessions and not having to travel at 7am each day but not seeing the the people each day was after spending so many days/weeks together seemed a bit odd. The people I met (ladies included who were have treatment for their own cancers) were all positive and we used to have a great time sharing together and supporting each other every day.  I did miss them when I didn't have to go to the hospital but have managed to keep in touch with some.  I've had very little in the way of side effects. I'm now having 6 monthly visits to the oncologist locally. 

All the best, Arthur

User
Posted 04 Oct 2014 at 17:10

Thanks for the congrats Steve & Arthur, your thoughts are very much appreciated.

Arthur I think I too will be going onto six monthly check ups as the Onco thinks everything has gone very well, I have my follow up appointment on Christmas Eve, so we will see how well the treatment has worked regarding my PSA level, I hope it is good news. All the best to you for the future Arthur I hope you keep well.

Steve I am very well and feeling absolutely great, thanks for asking. I have had no real side effects at all from the treatment, just some tiredness in the last week but that has now gone. I sit thinking about how I might be cancer free now and it is a great feeling, I know it is too early to say that but I can't help feeling very positive about it all. 

You will be starting your treatment very soon now Steve, so the best of luck to you and I hope everything goes very well for you. It will all be over before you know it, and like me you can look forward to having a very happy Christmas and a very positive and happy New Year.

Regards,

Gerry 

Good luck and best wishes to ALL who are fighting or affected by Cancer.

 
Forum Jump  
©2022 Prostate Cancer UK