I'll address your questions in order:
I mentioned it to my doctors but the didn't have any prior info on it. That's why I'm posting here. Be the way, I don't have anything wrong with my shoulders such as injuries.
I was considered a good PDT candidate because my extra hepatic tumor was restricting the bile ducts , and PDT could likely back off the strictures, allowing more complete stunting. This has worked.
The stents still get clogged in between the PDT treatments and need to be replaced every 3 to 12 weeks or so. This is it be biggest factor affecting my quality of life, which vastly improved with PDT but is still a problem.
Key side effects are sensitivity to light for six to eight weeks or more. Sunlight and bright indoor lights are a big problem. I must absolutely protect from them. Skin damage is extreme if you slip up. Also, it takes one to two weeks to recover from the PDT. The laser kills a lot of tissue.
Windsurfing season may be over for this year, but sometimes I get some winter action in a dry suit. Yes, snowboarding season is coming up!