I just wanted to know if any ladies out there would mind sharing their experience of bracytherapy (honesty welcome!). I have my last 7 external radios this week/early next so will be finished on 11/12. My last chemo is thursday this week!!! Then I get time off for good behaviour and go in on 18/12 for first 2 bracy sessions, then again on 27/12. The radiographer has been great and has already spoken to me at length about what will happen. They normally like to admit you for 2 nights on the first session but have "swung" it so I just go in early on the first morning of treatment so I dont need to stay in the night before. I have been given the dilators and a full explanation plus dvd lol so am good to go I suppose. I suppose what worries me is my inability to stay still in the bed in between the treatment on 18/12 and 2nd on 19/12. Also, is it painful? I'm assuming painkilers are offered. I was told entonox would be offered on removal of the tubes etc and although I know this wont be pleasant, childbirth has got to beat it in the pain steaks right? My boys also both have their birthdays on 21 & 22 Dec and from a practical point of view, I want to know how to expect to feel as dont want to over commit to having parties or friends round for tea if I really dont feel very good after treatment. Have been told that the effects of chemo, external rad and brachy will all likely peak together and am already very tired.
Frustrated that its such a busy time to be going through this - what a control freak?! Just want to be able to obviously look after myself but also make things as normal as poss for my beautiful boys.
As I said, honesty welcome