Jon, Three years of HT was not easy, but he was determined to complete the course. He had one “wobble” and considered coming off the Prostrap spoke to his oncologist, who clearly gave him some forthright advice. He still has some side effects, but he hopes they will lessen with time.
He found the HDR Brachytherapy fairly easy deal with, but the RT was hard going, he had to stay away from home as we live quite rurally, and the drive was not practical on a daily basis.
The side effects of the RT were, difficulty sleeping, tiredness, loss of appetitive, and he felt emotionally bereft, the latter might be because he was away from home. When he came home for weekends, he perked up a great deal.
The best advice we were given was do all the research you can, keep active, some excercise helps combat the fatigue.
The special nurses at PCUK were brilliant, David talked to them quite a bit initially.