Side Effects From Cancer Treatment: Radiation

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Michael Q.'s Comment
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After being diagnosed with Prostate Cancer one and a half years ago, I went through Radiation Treatment. My cancer is gone but it has left me with having to get up several times a night to urinate. I'm worried that this problem may affect my dealing with a trainer after obtaining my CDL. Any suggestions or comments, please.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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I would suggest CFI because we don't team train. You and the trainer sleep at the same time. Then you can discuss with him how you would do it. On my truck we would have a way for you to use a P bottle.

TexanTwoStep's Comment
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I would suggest CFI because we don't team train. You and the trainer sleep at the same time. Then you can discuss with him how you would do it. On my truck we would have a way for you to use a P bottle.

McElroy also trains this way, but it's flatbed and therefore, you'd have to strap/tarp/secure. If you think you can do that, check them out!

PackRat's Comment
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I would get all your medical issues corrected before thinking about jumping into any training. No need to have more than one thing as a burden out here, wether you are new or a veteran of many years and miles.

Marc Lee's Comment
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I would get all your medical issues corrected before thinking about jumping into any training. No need to have more than one thing as a burden out here, wether you are new or a veteran of many years and miles.

After being diagnosed with Prostate Cancer one and a half years ago, I went through Radiation Treatment. My cancer is gone but it has left me with having to get up several times a night to urinate. I'm worried that this problem may affect my dealing with a trainer after obtaining my CDL. Any suggestions or comments, please.

Michael, if you are willing I'd love to talk. I was just diagnosed Friday and meet with my urologist Monday. That is one of my concerns.

I think we caught mine early and "watch and see" may be an option. At 62 there is a good chance something else I got before this will kill me first!

Are you willing to share your age (privately or here) .

Thanks and best wishes. Have you looked into medications which could help with that?

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Bruce K.'s Comment
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Geez Marc, sorry to hear about your diagnosis. You've had a rough go of it with the health stuff. Definitely want to add my best wishes for your treatment to be successful.

G-Town's Comment
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Geez Marc, wishing you a positive outcome on this. 60 is not the new 40.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Michael

I have had to go through lung cancer, motorcycle accident. I know some of the issues you're talking about. With my trainers we always were near a restroom. But be advised, with the meds for not having to get up at night. Once you start then you're on them for life. But they have a med to get off that one. Kind of redundant but that is what I had to do. The meds before were only 62% effective. So now they might have a better one. Talk openly with you Urologist. Don't hold anything back. Mine was cause by the catheter when I was in the motorcycle accident. Men were not meant to have one in for 47 days or longer. Anyway at least it's only once a night now. Not four. But as Packrat said, get your med stuff done before you jump into this.

Raptor

Michael Q.'s Comment
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Michael

I have had to go through lung cancer, motorcycle accident. I know some of the issues you're talking about. With my trainers we always were near a restroom. But be advised, with the meds for not having to get up at night. Once you start then you're on them for life. But they have a med to get off that one. Kind of redundant but that is what I had to do. The meds before were only 62% effective. So now they might have a better one. Talk openly with you Urologist. Don't hold anything back. Mine was cause by the catheter when I was in the motorcycle accident. Men were not meant to have one in for 47 days or longer. Anyway at least it's only once a night now. Not four. But as Packrat said, get your med stuff done before you jump into this.

Raptor

I want to thank everyone for the advice on "Prostate" issues and having to get up at night. I will be calling my Urologist this week.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Geez Marc, sorry to hear about your diagnosis. You've had a rough go of it with the health stuff. Definitely want to add my best wishes for your treatment to be successful.

Thanks Bruce!

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