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Should I to book a holiday?

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Posted 28 Jul 2022 at 11:46

I've just started a 20 day course of RT and am on 3 monthly HT injections of Prostap from Jan'22-Jan''24.  Considering side effects would I be foolish to book a holiday in the Autumn (Sept- Nov)? I'm coping OK with the HT side effects but Im not so sure about how I'll cope with those of the RT. 

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Posted 28 Jul 2022 at 13:01
Personally I'd leave it a few months. RT side-effects generally peak about two weeks after treatment ends, so if you're starting RT now you can expect the side-effects to be at their worst in the first half of September.

In my case it took a good six months for my bowels to get back to anywhere near normality. Perhaps leave the holiday til the Spring?

Best wishes for your treatment,

Chris

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Posted 28 Jul 2022 at 14:22
John had his RT during August / Sep and we went away in the November. If you have a hot place in mind, be aware that you will need to keep your belly / hips out of the sun - t-shirts and factor 50 sun screen or sunblock. We went to Gambia and managed fine
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

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Posted 28 Jul 2022 at 13:01
Personally I'd leave it a few months. RT side-effects generally peak about two weeks after treatment ends, so if you're starting RT now you can expect the side-effects to be at their worst in the first half of September.

In my case it took a good six months for my bowels to get back to anywhere near normality. Perhaps leave the holiday til the Spring?

Best wishes for your treatment,

Chris

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Posted 28 Jul 2022 at 14:22
John had his RT during August / Sep and we went away in the November. If you have a hot place in mind, be aware that you will need to keep your belly / hips out of the sun - t-shirts and factor 50 sun screen or sunblock. We went to Gambia and managed fine
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

 
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