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Brachytherapy going forward

Posted 16 Aug 2021 at 16:13

Fantastic result.


Posted 16 Aug 2021 at 17:28

Brilliant result John. 


Posted 16 Aug 2021 at 21:27

That's brilliant, almost unbelievably low for someone who still has a prostate, but I do know someone else who had brachy, and now has prostatectomy levels of PSA many years later in spite of still having a prostate.

Posted 16 Aug 2021 at 22:29

Great result John.

Ange x

Posted 17 Aug 2021 at 08:25
Brilliant news for you John. How is your wife - fully recovered?

I hope Chigwell will pop in and give an update on how he is doing as well.

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

Posted 17 Aug 2021 at 11:00

Great news 'John the Print', fantastic PSA numbers ,a truly amazing success story and an inspiration for all those early diagnosed who are considering LDR Brachytherapy treatment.                                                                            Thank you Lyn for your enquiry to my PCa current position. I am very happy to tell you all that my most recent PSA Blood Test romped in at 2.9! Yes romped in at 2.9 where it has been hovering for the past 2 years . Since my LDR Brachytherapy procedure in October 2010 my PSA has never dipped below what to me would have been a magical number of -1 but alas that was never to be.  My Consultant Professor comforts me and always reminds me that I still have an intact Prostate and adds that he has never never heard of a patient needing further treatment having reached the 10 years post treatment point.                                                                                         I would like to add for the benefit of newcomers, especially those still deliberating a treatment path, that I am now 77 years old and have played four full rounds of Golf carrying my Golf Clubs, in the last 8 days and on those days that I am not Golfing I ride my Mountain Bike for an hour each time. I am not claiming 'Superman' status but just trying to inspire other men as to how active a man can be after undergoing LDR Brachytherapy. I am one lucky b****** and did the right thing by insisting on regular PSA Blood Tests from 2005 which was four years prior to being diagnosed.

It has just stopped raining here in Chigwell so as they say "on yer bike" well in my case " on me bike" . Best wishes to all and once again "Well done" to John.


Michael aka Chigwell2010.                     

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Posted 17 Aug 2021 at 14:06

Hi Lyn,

Thanks for your comments it is looking good so far even if i cheated at the hospital getting a PSA blood test but we have lost trust with our surgery at the moment not so much over my case but Pat was let down by a locom doctor over a sist on her neck that we ended up going to A&E with to get treatment but it is a long story but a lot better after checkup at hospital.

Pat is a year on from her hip replacement and very lucky to get it done so soon after the covid problems ,She is getting about a lot better and we are hoping to stay away from hospitals for a while as it seems we have had a season ticket at the Lister for the last three years with her Mother and both of us.

As you said our mate Chigwell/Michael would soon be calling in,Well done Michael with your steady results long may it last, so maybe our experiences may help others making a decision to go with Brachytherpy if their numbers are suitable. 

Also a big thanks to Dave64, idol 4,Andy62, and Spaniel, for you comments XX

You have all been a great comfort in strange times and very much like an extended family XX

John & Pat.


Posted 18 Aug 2021 at 16:23
Hi John ....great result ... so pleased that your PSA is remaining so low

I guess I was one of the few unlucky ones with LDR Brachytherapy!

I have another appointment with the Oncologist next week so will update every one then

Regards Tom and Colette

Posted 18 Aug 2021 at 18:16

Hi Tom,

Nice to hear from you again and still fighting on lets hope your next Oncology meeting can give you a better idea and maybe more treatment options to look at, the numbers are telling me i maybe winning but with this problem we all share we are only one blood test away from a change. I will continue to flush my prostate with wine and raise a glass to a positive result at your next meeting,Take care my friend and keep us up with your results.

Good Luck John.

Posted 11 Nov 2021 at 13:45

Hi Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am just boosting my Brachytherpy journey and reasonable progress over the last 5 years after speaking to Ian who was looking for advice and was having problems looking it up.

All well so far and hoping  life will get better and settle down again.

I believe with all the other problems we had with looking after elderly Mother in law my wife Pats two operations and covid restriction that prevented us from traveling i think looking back i had very little time to worry about my prostate cancer apart from the yearly blood tests.

I still log in every day just in case somebody needs a little help with their journey.

Good Luck John.

Posted 15 Nov 2021 at 17:12
Good to hear from you again John and may your journeycontinue to be a long and positive one

I'm currently surviving courtesy of 3 monthly 10.8mg Zoladex implants and 4 Enzalutamide tablets/day

The main side effects are regular Hot Flushes; Fatigue and frequent trips to the loo but trying to lead as normal a life as possible

Next Blood Test and meeting with Onco on Dec 3rd so will post updated details shortly afterwards

Regards Tom

Posted 16 Nov 2021 at 07:54

Hi Tom,

Nice to hear from you again and you are getting some further treatment but it does baffle me what these different pills and implants do are the put into the prostate or some where else.

I seem to be getting on ok apart from high blood pressure and i get a lot of night sweats but only get up about twice a night for a wee on average.

Pat and i have had enough of doctors and hospitals over the last few years with operations etc so both keeping our heads down.

Please keep in touch and let us know how you are getting on Tom as there are not many Brachytherapy guys on here at the moment.

Take care John.

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