How do you successfully prep for radiation treatment when suffering side effects of diarrhea, dehydration, and loss of electrolytes?
I'm 68 years old. I was diagnosed with prostate cancer last February with a PSA of 16, positive biopsies 10 out of 10, and a Gleason score of 4+3=7. I immediately started Lupron and was supposed to start radiation treatment in March. COVID-19 restrictions at the hospital delayed that until June. Today I completed session 22 of 42. But, I am experiencing the side effect of severe diarrhea (now for more than 4 weeks and continuing). I'm trying to deal with it using Immodium and drinking Gatorade Zero. But, unlike being able to wave my hand at my command, ensuring that my bowel is empty and my bladder is full at the same time every morning is a much more difficult achievement.
Does or has anyone else had a similar problem? How did you deal with it?