Hi The Plumber, I am really sorry to hear your wife passed away last year.
Have you had your planning scan for the radiotherapy?
I had a planning scan where I had to drink a fixed amount of water after emptying my bladder. They added three dot tattoos to help the radiologists line me up on the treatment machine.
Not having a prostate makes lining up slightly trickier so I was given a cone CT scan on the treatment machine every day to make sure I was in the right place with the radiologist able to make slight final adjustments before blasting me!
I also had to use a micro enema for the first ten treatments to get rid of any gas in the bowel.
I was advised not to use normal shower gel or any creams for the 4 weeks of radiotherapy as these can contain metals which can affect the X-rays as they enter your body.
I was also given a dietary sheet telling me to eat white bread, peel apples etc to reduce fibre during treatment but I believe different centres have different protocols.
The radiotherapy was straightforward, I arrived at least 30 minutes before my appointment time to allow use of the micro enema and empty my bladder.
The team were fantastic. I received 55 Grays over 20 sessions. I did find I got pretty tired at the end of each week but it passed quickly. I remained on hormone therapy for 2 years post radiotherapy.
I hope that helps, all the best with the treatment.