The final countdown - brachytherapy

Hi,

Today I had my first brachy session.  Like most of us, I was pretty terrified of what this would be like.

It was not so bad, and at least now I know what to expect for the rest of my treatment (I will have a total of 5 sessions).

With the drugs given, I have no memory of anything being placed.  I either fell asleep, or the drugs had an amnesic effect.  I know I was awake for much of it though, and it's not a quick procedure!  The whole thing was 3 hours.

I was a bit uncomfortable (they inserted a bladder catheter but probably won't do that again), but I wasn't in pain.  And it was weird when they took everything out!  Again, no pain, I just felt like I had to pee.

Pretty much as soon as I got home, I fell asleep!  That was to be expected.

That's my brachy story, not much to it, I'm feeling pretty good now, and lookng forward to being done with treatment completely!

 

Happy thoughts :)

~Niki

 

 

I'm glad it wasn't as bad as you had feared. Onwards......