I thought I would check in here as I begin my treatment journey at MSKCC in NYC. I have chosen to treat my G7 (3+4) cancer with MSK's version of SBRT called "MSK Precise" -- My doctor for this procedure is Dr. Michael Zelefsky.
On Monday, 10/18, the procedure for my fiducial markers and rectal spacer was performed. Overall, everything went well. I was still a bit woozy from the anesthesia on the car ride home, which was weird, but no physical problems today. I have to take Cipro every 12 hours.
Actually, the "toughest" part of this procedure was the waiting -- I was there pretty early and prepped in a room, but then had to wait a bit, and, of course, that felt like an eternity. Your mind has a tendency to "think too much" in those situations and gets ahead of itself thinking four or five steps down the road with the "what ifs." I just tried to stay focused on the matter at hand -- just concentrate on this first step.
My next step is the simulation next week.
I figured I would just post about my journey here in a series of posts because it might prove beneficial for those considering SBRT for treatment, in general, or MSK Precise, in particular. I'm fine with answering any questions.