Wednesday, January 31, 2007

10 down

29 to go.
Today I met with the nurse and a physician's assistant who both said that diarrhea should not be a side effect of my treatment. There might be bowel irritation, but diarrhea comes from higher up in the small intestine, which is not being touched by the radiation.
Also met with the social worker, who gave me information on various support activities. I'd like to go to the support group, but it meets when I work.
I also got the dosage. By the time I'm finished, the prostate bed should get 70.2 Gy (commonly called "grays"). I think 70.2 grays is a pretty standard dosage for prostate cancer.

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