Whilst you wait for the other users to reply with their experiences you might find it useful to read the BCC publication on radiotherpy. It has information on when it is given and the different side effects it may cause. If you would like to order a copy or read this on line just use the link below:-
Also if you would like to talk things through please don't hesitate to give the BCC helpline a call on 0808 800 6000. Here you can share your concerns with a member of staff who will offer you emotional support as well as practical information. The lines are open Monday to Friday 9 to 5pm and Saturday 10 to 2pm.
Best wishes Sam, BCC Facilitator