Progress Report

This is for my family and friends who ask about me and for all of the men who will go through this is future. Here is some information about the after effects of brachytherapy.

It’s been 14 days exactly since I had the surgery, if that is the right term. It took less than an hour to implant 88 iodine 125 seeds. Because of anaethesia it was painless and I was back on my feet almost immediately. The only complaint (if I’m allowed one because I must remember we are fighting cancer) is waking frequently at night needing to pee but having a weak stream. This comes from the swelling of the prostate squeezing the urethra. However it gets better every day and should be gone in another two weeks. And brachytherapy is so much easier than external beam radiation or surgery. However the cancer must be early stage or brachytherapy is not an option.

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