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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2022 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to hear that, Bob. I wonder why the sub wasn't punctual?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2022 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bushido_man96 wrote:
Sorry to hear that, Bob. I wonder why the sub wasn't punctual?

Thank you, Brian!! I've wondered why the sub wasn't punctual myself all day. I've already lost faith in the sub because if I can be there for my Radiation Therapy, than the sub can be there too. You see, no doctor in the office means NO TREATMENTS unless a doctor is in-house!! I wasn't the only patient that was there for their Radiation Therapy too.



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2022 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

July 1 it is then!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2022 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



This picture was taken by one of the Radiation Techs, Jamie, at the end of my very first session. As of today, I've had 10 out of 28 sessions.

That big round thing that's over my head is what delivers my Radiation Treatments. The treatments are aimed ONLY at my Prostate and not anywhere else, and surely not where that big round thing is aiming at in this picture. Again, that big round thing travels around my body twice but only after images are taken first.



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2022 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for sharing, Bob.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2022 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of all the video's that I looked over, I found one that gives an example of what my Radiation Therapy is like for me each and every treatment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsV9YbPmhNk&t=96s

Where I have my Radiation Treatment done, yes, my bladder needs to be full in order to protect myself. With my bladder full, it acts like sunscreen does to protect from sunrays. I do not use the daily enema as shown in the video, however, it's always a good idea to try to have a bowel movement so that the rectum is clear.

Fun stuff to read about, huh?

The other thing that's different from the video is that I don't have to don a hospital gown. I just wear loose clothes, like shorts and t-shirt. After I lie on the table, I pull my t-shirt up to expose my stomach, and I pull my shorts down below my buttocks, at which one of the Techs place a very discreet throw-away cloth over my groin.

Those 3 tattoo marks, one just below my bellybutton, and the two on either of my sides are markers that allow the Radiation Techs to align with that big round thing that delivers my treatments. Now, those tattoo marks are PERMINANTE.

I visit each Friday with Dr. Becker. Last visit he says that everything is looking good. He's no concerns whatsoever.

As of this posting, I've had 18 Sessions: only 10 more Sessions...two weeks.



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2022 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should be one week down by the time I am writing! So maybe 5 more?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2022 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Patrick wrote:
Should be one week down by the time I am writing! So maybe 5 more?

YES!! Only 5 more sessions remain.

Dr. Becker told me that his plan for me after the conclusion of treatments, will be a follow-up in 6 weeks. At that time, Dr. Becker will decide if I'll still do an MRI to see if the T12 and L4 are still problematic. Which would be great news, of course, if I didn't have to do another short session. These sessions have be concentrated to my prostate, and not my spine.



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2022 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome!
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