I have just had my Brachytherapy treatment after 2 cancelled dates due to equipment breakdown, my first date was May 11th, then May 18th and third time lucky June 1st.
Apparently the engineers for the equipment had to come from the Netherlands and diagnosed replacement of parts that were failing, and on third visit discovered the Motherboard was at fault and not the parts already replaced.
so I must admit I was a little anxious the surgery would go ahead, but I must say I am so glad I decided to go with Brachytherapy, it is hard to know what option to take regarding treatment and if it is right for you, but from my experience it could not have gone better.
I arrived at hospital at 11am, I walked to the theatre at 1:30pm, woke up in recovery at 3:15pm and was discharged at 6pm.
Now 3 days later I feel fine, a part from sometimes having slight burning sensation when going to the toilet I have not experienced any of the worse side effects that have been listed as possible following surgery, I know it’s early days but I am impressed so far.
It has been a bit of a roller coaster since I was diagnosed but would say to anyone starting out on this journey, hang in there, if my experience is common regarding the care and treatment you will get then you’ll be in good hands.