Tag Archives: Radiation therapy

TGIF

It has been a long week. We returned from a short holiday on Sunday, and I have been laid up with fatigue and a head cold all week. Plus the usual scanxiety leading up to the oncologist meeting today for … Continue reading

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QUICK UPDATE

Well, the ten radiation therapy sessions ended Tuesday two weeks ago. On the following Thursday I met the radiation oncologist and reported that everything was mostly OK. She reminded me that things could get worse over the next week. And … Continue reading

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RADIATION #3 COMPLETED

Radiation therapy to the tumour in my chest was completed last night. The actual treatment sessions did not take long. However the clinic is an hours drive away so the whole exercise was about 2 and a half hours each … Continue reading

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RADIATION # 3

I visited the radiation oncologist at Buderim twice this week. Buderim is a nice part of the world in the Sunshine Coast hinterland an hours drive away. The guy who did the last two treatments was not available so the … Continue reading

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MIXED NEWS

I will kick off with some good news. PSA has dropped from 66 (May 24) to 48. That’s a pretty good outcome, so the additional layer of hormone therapy is doing its job. The not so good news is that … Continue reading

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GOOD NEWS

Hi all, Good news to report this time! We visited the radiation oncologist and the medical oncologist yesterday. They were both amazed with the progress that has been made since leaving hospital. One even referred to me as his “star … Continue reading

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HOME AGAIN

Hi all, Well, I arrived back home yesterday and boy it feels good. I can hobble around our apartment with the leg brace or crutches. The wheely walker is for longer adventures outdoors. I have a chair in the shower. … Continue reading

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FUN WITH RADIATION

Hi, this story follows on from my post “Surely Nothing Else Could Go Wrong”, continuing the story about post prostate surgery complications. If the prostate surgery was successful, my PSA reading should have been undetectable (i.e. 0 to 1). Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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THINGS I LEARNED WHILST DEALING WITH PROSTATE CANCER

  Hi, I’m Phil. I am in my early 50s and have been diagnosed with prostate cancer. After surgery and radiation therapy I have been informed that the cancer has spread to my lymphatic system and there is no treatment. … Continue reading

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