And now it's about 6 weeks since the rt. Side effects have gone apart from the frequent loose BM's, but I think that's the way it will be now as a lot of my bowel was removed because of a blockage over 5 years ago. Saw the specialist on Monday. A bit of an anticlimax really. Arrived 30 minutes early as I do and then had to wait an hour after that. That's ok, busy man. But he seemed in a hurry and it was all over in ten minutes. He said not to worry about a weakened immune system which my dentist mentioned, no need to keep on taking Ural sachets - I've still got over 100! - and he'll see me in 3 months when I have the first PSA test since early July when it was 7.4. I asked about success rate and he said about 80%, I thought it was more than that but the 5 and 10 year survival rates were reassuring? I left feeling a bit confused and had a contemplative coffee. Any statistics for post rt would be interesting. Whatever, the nasty cells have had a zapping! He also said that it can take up to 18 months before PSA reduces significantly and the concern would be if there is an upward trend. Thanks for reading this far. Best wishes, John.