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Post  sanderson on 10/19/2019, 3:10 pm

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Post  trolleydriver on 10/25/2019, 7:01 pm

Nine radiation treatments done and eleven to go. Feeling somewhat fatigued today plus have urinary problems.
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Post  donnainzone5 on 10/25/2019, 7:23 pm

TD, what do they tell you about the urinary problems?  Are they temporary, I hope?
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Post  trolleydriver on 10/25/2019, 7:30 pm

@donnainzone5 wrote:TD, what do they tell you about the urinary problems?  Are they temporary, I hope?
The radiation oncologist says it is caused by inflammation resulting from the radiation. For most men it is temporary but may take weeks or months to improve. I'm on something called Flomax for the flow and Advil for the pain. Sorry if that is too much information. 😀
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Post  countrynaturals on 10/25/2019, 9:28 pm

@trolleydriver wrote:Nine radiation treatments done and eleven to go. Feeling somewhat fatigued today plus have urinary problems.
Can you take probiotics and cranberry juice to offset the side effects?
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Post  countrynaturals on 10/25/2019, 9:30 pm

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@donnainzone5 wrote:TD, what do they tell you about the urinary problems?  Are they temporary, I hope?
The radiation oncologist says it is caused by inflammation resulting from the radiation. For most men it is temporary but may take weeks or months to improve. I'm on something called Flomax for the flow and Advil for the pain. Sorry if that is too much information. 😀
What about a heating pad for the pain?
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Post  trolleydriver on 10/25/2019, 10:15 pm

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@donnainzone5 wrote:TD, what do they tell you about the urinary problems?  Are they temporary, I hope?
The radiation oncologist says it is caused by inflammation resulting from the radiation. For most men it is temporary but may take weeks or months to improve. I'm on something called Flomax for the flow and Advil for the pain. Sorry if that is too much information. 😀
What about a heating pad for the pain?
Not sure probiotics would do anything. Would have to ask about Cranberry juice while doing RT. Can't use heating pad in that area while doing RT because the radiation injures the skin on the abdomen.  So it's grin and bear it.
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Post  donnainzone5 on 10/25/2019, 10:38 pm

What about fluid intake?  More or less?
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Post  countrynaturals on 10/25/2019, 10:52 pm

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@trolleydriver wrote:
@donnainzone5 wrote:TD, what do they tell you about the urinary problems?  Are they temporary, I hope?
The radiation oncologist says it is caused by inflammation resulting from the radiation. For most men it is temporary but may take weeks or months to improve. I'm on something called Flomax for the flow and Advil for the pain. Sorry if that is too much information. 😀
What about a heating pad for the pain?
Not sure probiotics would do anything. Would have to ask about Cranberry juice while doing RT. Can't use heating pad in that area while doing RT because the radiation injures the skin on the abdomen.  So it's grin and bear it.
AARRGGHH!!!!! TD - A Journey Through Prostate Cancer - Page 5 671790 How about booze? Lots and lots of booze?  BIG hug
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Post  sanderson on 10/26/2019, 3:20 am

TD, If it's TMI for some folks, they can just breeze through your posts. If anyone else has to under go the same treatments, they have an idea of how the process may affect them. Are you using plain Aloe Vera for the sunburn?

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 10/26/2019, 7:57 am

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Post  yolos on 10/26/2019, 1:03 pm

Back in my younger life, I would continually get urinary problems.  The doctors would always prescribe cranberry juice.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 10/26/2019, 2:53 pm

The 100% cranberry juice is a tasty and benign, may help but can’t hurt.
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Post  trolleydriver on 10/26/2019, 5:46 pm

@sanderson wrote:TD,  If it's TMI for some folks, they can just breeze through your posts.  If anyone else has to under go the same treatments, they have an idea of how the process may affect them.  Are you using plain Aloe Vera for the sunburn?
Actually no sunburn to speak of yet. They said to expect it after two weeks. So the "fun" may start this coming week. They Today recommended  Glaxol Base moisturizing Cream for the skin.

 I feel tired and spaced out today. Did manage to take Mrs TD for a little drive. Then came home and got the lawn mower ready for winter storage. Now zonked.
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Post  sanderson on 10/27/2019, 6:08 pm

It looks like Canadian Glaxol Base is the same as U.S. CeraVe that I used.

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Post  Yardslave on 10/27/2019, 7:54 pm

TD,
 That bladder reaction is a "good" sign- can you imagine how your prostate's reacting to the direct hit of therapy rays? I'ts taking a direct hit, and that cancer is not going to like it. The lining of the bladder is real sensitive to radiation, but it is the quickest tissue to bounce back. It heals fast, but never fast enough if there's pain involved, so hang in there.
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Post  trolleydriver on 10/27/2019, 8:57 pm

@Yardslave wrote:TD,
 That bladder reaction is a "good" sign- can you imagine how your prostate's reacting to the direct hit of therapy rays? I'ts taking a direct hit, and that cancer is not going to like it. The lining of the bladder is real sensitive to radiation, but it is the quickest tissue to bounce back. It heals fast, but never fast enough if there's pain involved, so hang in there.

I'll take it as a positive then.  Very Happy
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Post  sanderson on 10/28/2019, 4:38 am

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Post  trolleydriver on 10/28/2019, 5:18 pm

Ten treatments finished and ten to go.  Urinary problem much improved today but feeling more fatigue after treatment. I did do a 2 kilometer walk in the hospital corridors before treatment.
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Post  sanderson on 10/29/2019, 2:22 pm

@trolleydriver wrote: . . . I did do a 2 kilometer walk in the hospital corridors before treatment.
Shocked I hope you had not changed into the gown when you took your walk!

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Post  trolleydriver on 10/29/2019, 2:58 pm

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@trolleydriver wrote: . . .  I did do a 2 kilometer walk in the hospital corridors before treatment.
Shocked  I hope you had not changed into the gown when you took your walk!
No bum wagging in the breeze for me. I don't have to change. I lie on the table. They put small  cloth over mid section. Then I try to lower my jeans and underwear without dropping the cloth off the table 😀. They then position the cloth to expose the area to be treated. Not sure how many young lady therapists I have flashed during the whole process. 😀


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Post  countrynaturals on 10/29/2019, 4:09 pm

@trolleydriver wrote:
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@trolleydriver wrote: . . .  I did do a 2 kilometer walk in the hospital corridors before treatment.
Shocked  I hope you had not changed into the gown when you took your walk!
No bum wagging in the breeze for me. I don't have to change. I lie on the table. They put small  cloth over mid section. Then I try to lower my jeans and underwear without dropping the cloth off the table 😀. They then position the cloth to expose the area to be treated. Not sure how many young lady therapists I have flashed during the whole process. 😀
Now that was TMI! rofl
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 10/29/2019, 7:04 pm

Sounds good, TD.  And honestly, no worries about that!  No one is really any different...if you know what I mean!  All part of the job.
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Post  sanderson on 11/1/2019, 10:32 pm

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 11/4/2019, 6:43 am

Snicker... Not like they haven't seen it before, TD...
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