• recovery time after radiation

    Asked by wldflwrgoddess on Wednesday, April 15, 2015

    recovery time after radiation

    My friend is preparing for 9 weeks of radiation.His prostate was removed 10 years ago, but after a recent checkup his Dr recommended radiation.....I would like to hear from men who have gone thru this...thank you

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    • wldflwrgoddess' Avatar
      wldflwrgoddess

      Thank you! My friend lives by himself and the family lives out of town. We are trying to figure out how best to help him and how to support him. It's my understanding that the last few weeks of radiation are very fatiguing. Any advice?

      over 4 years ago
    • bro's Avatar
      bro

      By the end of my 9 weeks of radiation, I was extremely fatigued. Luckily I had a supportive wife and family. If I were living alone like your friend, I think offering to go get him groceries, or help clean the house, or do his laundry and offering for him to take a nap would be very helpful and extremely hard for him to turn down. Just having people like you that care is so comforting. Knowing that necessary jobs are getting done while he's able to rest would put me out like a light. The comfort is knowing you care enough to do this for him. He will be eternally grateful. You sound like the kind of friends we all need. Best of luck to all of you.

      over 4 years ago
    • jrh43's Avatar
      jrh43

      Radiation treatment didn't lead to extreme fatigue in my case. To be safe, my wife drove me to and from the final few treatments but I exercise a lot and so it wan't really necessary.

      over 4 years ago

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