John's Story

White British
Sexual Orientation
West Midlands
Relationship status
Married/In a Civil Partnership

Tips and advice for any bladder or bowel side effects of treatment

Try not to drink any liquids after 6:30 p.m. This will help reduce the number of nighttime visits to the bathroom for a pee.

Tips and advice for any sexual side effects of treatment

I am hoping that now my post radiotherapy hormone treatment things will return to 'normal'. I'd appreciate any advice on this!

Tips and advice for any physical side effects of treatment

Deep breathing and sipping cold water helps with hot sweats. As to breast swelling, I have just ignored it on the basis that it will go away eventually. For symptoms of fatigue, I have instituted an exercise regime, and now feel stronger/fitter than earlier - basically, I refused to give in to the tiredness.

Tips and advice for any mental and emotional side effects of treatment

No, but again I would appreciate advice from others. No one I know with this disease seems to want to talk about these issues.

How this treatment impacted my life the most

Loss of sex drive. Fatigue early on. Sleep loss (due to night peeing). Overall anxiety.

If I had to do it all over again, would I choose the same treatment?


Why did I give this answer?

Simply: I believe that it worked, and that I am a survivor!

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