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Posted 05 Jan 2022 at 22:40
So after being given diagnosis on 13th November 2021, I had my brachytherapy this morning in Belfast City Hospital - in at 7.30am and out at 3pm - 75 seeds implanted - in theatre for around 40 minutes (most of which I slept through as anaesthetist gave me a good shot of sedative!)

 

overall a straight forward and painless procedure 

 

Home with bag of tablets- delighted to be through it - onwards and upwards !!

User
Posted 05 Jan 2022 at 22:40
So after being given diagnosis on 13th November 2021, I had my brachytherapy this morning in Belfast City Hospital - in at 7.30am and out at 3pm - 75 seeds implanted - in theatre for around 40 minutes (most of which I slept through as anaesthetist gave me a good shot of sedative!)

 

overall a straight forward and painless procedure 

 

Home with bag of tablets- delighted to be through it - onwards and upwards !!

User
Posted 06 Jan 2022 at 01:06
Well done BB, fingers crossed for you!
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

User
Posted 06 Jan 2022 at 09:56

Hope all goes well for you BarneyBoy.

Ido4

User
Posted 07 Jan 2022 at 05:34

Good luck Barneyboy and welcome to the Brachy club.Had my Brachytherpy just over five years ago, operation was good in and out in two days and have had very few side affects so far. PSA down to 0.05 and signed off by Specialist 2021.

Regards John.

User
Posted 07 Jan 2022 at 18:54

A club that I never planned to join John !!… but glad to be in it now and all being well will have same positive outcome as you in due course 🤞

User
Posted 08 Jan 2022 at 19:24

75 seeds, that's 3 more than me!  Glad it's all going well and long may it continue. Expect a few issues as time marches on, they will ease as time goes by. I had a few issues, my GP was quite helpful with pills and potions to make life a bit easier.

John

 

Gleason 6 = 3+3 PSA 8.8 P. volume 48 cc Left Cores 3/3, Volume = 20% PSA 10.8 Feb '19 PSA 1.2

Jan '20 PSA 0.3 July '20 0.1 Jan. 21 < 0.1 Dec 21 <0.01

User
Posted 08 Jan 2022 at 19:41
Also look up Johsan - her husband had brachytherapy many years ago and until recently, she posted regular updates on his experience
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

User
Posted 08 Jan 2022 at 20:00

The Prostate Brachytherapy UK Support Group meets on Thu 13 Jan 18:45 on Zoom.

Contact me support@prostate-brachytherapy.uk if you are interested in joining the group.

User
Posted 14 Jan 2022 at 10:59

So just to update following last night's meeting...

We had two new members along who are considering brachytherapy, who were able to ask those who've gone through the treatment how it went and why they chose it, both HDR and LDR. Also an update on how everyone else it doing.

Next meeting will be Thu 10 Mar on Zoom.

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User
Posted 06 Jan 2022 at 01:06
Well done BB, fingers crossed for you!
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

User
Posted 06 Jan 2022 at 09:56

Hope all goes well for you BarneyBoy.

Ido4

User
Posted 07 Jan 2022 at 05:34

Good luck Barneyboy and welcome to the Brachy club.Had my Brachytherpy just over five years ago, operation was good in and out in two days and have had very few side affects so far. PSA down to 0.05 and signed off by Specialist 2021.

Regards John.

User
Posted 07 Jan 2022 at 18:54

A club that I never planned to join John !!… but glad to be in it now and all being well will have same positive outcome as you in due course 🤞

User
Posted 08 Jan 2022 at 19:24

75 seeds, that's 3 more than me!  Glad it's all going well and long may it continue. Expect a few issues as time marches on, they will ease as time goes by. I had a few issues, my GP was quite helpful with pills and potions to make life a bit easier.

John

 

Gleason 6 = 3+3 PSA 8.8 P. volume 48 cc Left Cores 3/3, Volume = 20% PSA 10.8 Feb '19 PSA 1.2

Jan '20 PSA 0.3 July '20 0.1 Jan. 21 < 0.1 Dec 21 <0.01

User
Posted 08 Jan 2022 at 19:41
Also look up Johsan - her husband had brachytherapy many years ago and until recently, she posted regular updates on his experience
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

User
Posted 08 Jan 2022 at 20:00

The Prostate Brachytherapy UK Support Group meets on Thu 13 Jan 18:45 on Zoom.

Contact me support@prostate-brachytherapy.uk if you are interested in joining the group.

User
Posted 14 Jan 2022 at 10:59

So just to update following last night's meeting...

We had two new members along who are considering brachytherapy, who were able to ask those who've gone through the treatment how it went and why they chose it, both HDR and LDR. Also an update on how everyone else it doing.

Next meeting will be Thu 10 Mar on Zoom.

 
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