I finally finished my treatment, 5 weeks of chemotherapy, radiotherapy and 3 brachytherapy, on the 23 December.
The last week was very hard with all the brachytherapies being within a week and having general anesthetic for each one, I was pretty washed out and after the last one spent the night in hospital and had to go for my final chemo the next morning.
I was really dreading the brachytherapy, and although I found the first one really difficult the next two seemed easier which I didn’t expect I thought it would get harder. I felt a bit sore the next day but not too much more than this.
Since finishing I haven’t felt as bad as I thought I would, I am tired but managing to get things done. I was worried that I would be too bad for Christmas Day but surprisingly I was ok, I got through the whole day, even managed cooking dinner, spent the evening with my family and had a lovely day.
I do have a couple of problems - bouts of diarrhoea (which are rather unpleasant) so I don’t go too far from home and eating is a problem, I cant seem to eat a lot of things and everything tastes horrible, I’m pretty much on white toast and biscuits!
I have to go back for a review appointment on 6 January, and then it will be scans and results in February.