what a year youve been through! It seems such an age ago we talked on the phone for the first time about all the issues you had to face and look at you now just eight sessions to go. I hope everything goes as well for you post radiotherapy as it has for me. I have still got some raging hot flushes and terrible flatulence which bring mucus related problems but in the greater scheme of things considering I was Gleason grade 9 I feel lucky.
I think you will have to wait at least eight weeks for your PSA test like i did, which is to let your body recover from the radiotherapy. My PSA was 8 before I started radiotherapy and was 0.5 two months afterwards at review.
I think it’s amazing how you faced this, I wonder if I could have taken the same approach.
I wonder if I could have taken the same approach.
I will be eternally grateful to my local NHS, and I am now considerably involved as a volunteer on the Patients Council, I also sit as a lay member on the quality and safety board and the cancer board. Our NHS has started a health and well-being series of meetings. This week I attended a meeting of newly diagnosed cancer patients (as a recovering patient) to offer help and advice. There were two gentlemen newly diagnosed with prostate cancer and their lack of knowledge and understanding in their condition was surprising and I was able to dispel the common myths and give them useful general advice from my own experience. I was aware that as every cancer is different to make sure they understood what I was saying was general advice and not specific.
Next month the same organisation is offering a meeting for those six months after radiotherapy which will be useful for me to attend as I am in that bracket now.
Anyway I must stop going on about me and so I wish you all the best in your last eight fractions and keep your patience waiting for the eight weeks to go until you get your review and PSA reading
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