i had my first and second brachytherapy this week
for me this was always going to be a big deal. I haven’t even used a tampon and i am very squeamish and can’t cope with internals
i will say brachy isn’t as bad as you think.
When I woke up from anaesthic I felt bad period pain. I was given morphine and this helped.
I asked when I woke of the rods were in and I couldn’t believe it.
I was then taking for a ct scan and was scared getting rolled onto the bed.
Treatment itself is fine. Very strange being hooked up from you lady part to a machine.
Lying still all night was long and boring and I got sore heels from not moving.
The nurse came in and cleaned my bum about 4 times not sure why lol I also had bad gas all night
Getting the packing removed was painful for me. Nurse said I was too tense despite gas and air so I made it harder for myself
It was sore and difficult but doable
I actually took the gas off and screamed for the last bit lol but I wasn’t sore after it
i was allowed home home about an hour later as long as you have passed urine
so although it sounds horrible it is totally doable and better than expected