Brachytherapy was my big dread and I was so worried about it. I had 3 lots, I found the first one the hardest, after I come round from the general anesthetic I was in quite a bit of pain but they gave me plenty of painkillers so I felt better.
The hardest part for me was the waiting after the rods were inserted to actually having the treatment, for me it was about 4 hours each time and I did find this a bit uncomfortable as you have to lie flat on your back and can’t move.
The actual treatment lasted about 15 mins, and then I had the rods removed, this was a bit painful and I had gas and air on stand-by but I did manage without using it. Once they were removed I instantly felt so much better.
I had to go back on the ward for an hour or so after to eat and drink and have a wee before I went home. Although after the third one there was a delay with me going to theatre so it was quite late by the time it was all finished and I had to be back in hospital by 9 the next morning for my last chemo so I chose to stay the night as I just felt so tired.
The next day after each treatment I felt ok and was able to get about and do things, but I did feel sore for a couple of days. But after all the worrying I did it really wasn’t as bad as I imagined.