I've not long finished my course of RT.
My RT department put PCa patients on a mild laxative as a matter of course, this is to ensure an empty lower bowel at treatment time.
General consensus around the waiting room was most guys didn't bother as they were regular anyway.
My bladder was sensitive and the muscle went into a slight spasm causing issues in passing water. Fixed with a pill. Quite usual.
The laxative brought with it it's own joys, but it wasn't too bad, just loose motions.
Tiredness hit around a third of the way through, I started a garden project to keep me motivated and pre-occupied - which worked.
bladder is still playing up, frequent weeing but getting better by the week. Still on tablets, standard practice seems to be around six months but I will discuss this at my next oncology meeting.
Suffered the 'wet fart' issues including a full mucus payload. Not a major issue but can be inconvenient if out. Not had an issue for a while now.
Tiredness has lifted.
So, to sum up - not quite plain sailing but not exactly life changing.
Note - I didn't change my diet at all. I had a weekly 'how you doing' meeting plus the RT team ask how you are each session, so any issues can be discussed as soon as you need to highlight them.
Major plus side, you get to meet fellow sufferers and have a good laugh with them in the waiting room and also with the RT staff, great camaraderie. I was quite deflated when I stopped going as I missed the social side!
Chin up and enjoy the ride I guess.
Edited by member 04 Jul 2014 at 09:44
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