Not everyone's experience of Brachytherapy are the same, as the treatment is given differently to different people. Because I had already had a hysterectomy and my cervix removed, I was given 3 x 20-25 minute sessions of Brachy as an outpatient. Others are admitted overnight and given the treatment in a different way.
I was also quite apprehensive about this treatment as the Practitioner had gone over all the possible side effects with me, including possible stenosis of the Vagina, which made me think our sex life was over. Why does your mind always imagine the worst case scenario ?
The treatments although not pleasant in my case, were uncomfortable, not painful. I had no bleeding or discharge because of it, only an upset stomach, but I had suffered from that during conventional Radiotherapy too. I couldn't eat anything too much or it went straight through me.
3 weeks after my treatments finished, I am using my dilators as instructed 3 x a week for 10-15 minutes, and have experienced no difficulty, discomfort or bleeding, thankfully which is a huge relief, not the black picture my mind had painted ! My appetitie has also returned and I no longer suffer from an upset stomach, infact I am feeling stronger with every passing week,
I hope that your experience will be similarly straightforward and you too can look back and think what was all that worry for.
My next hurdle is getting to my 1st check up since my treatment with my Consultant Oncologist to learn if the treatment has been successful, which isn't until 19th October !
Good Luck with the remainder of your treatment,
Stay Well & Positive,