KaylaK's Journey with Esophagus (Esophageal) Cancer

Family/Friend: Esophagus (Esophageal) Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 9 years ago, Female, Age: 59, Stage IV

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    • KaylaK
    • Experience with Esophagus (Esophageal) ...
    almost 9 years ago
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    Oh No

    My mom is a healthy, 50 year old who has never smoked a day in her life. She had odd bruising one day in may and went to her doctor and ended up being squamous cell esophgeal cancer. The doctors she was sent too for treatment wanted to operate right away. We decided as a family to send her down to Florida for a second opinion and be with her parents. So she went and between myself (20) My dad and little sister (15) she is never without one of us. The doctors down in Florida confrimed it was stage 4 and inoperable. She's coming to the end of her 30 days of radiation. And tomorrow July 26th, she goes for her second 5hour chemo treatment then wears a bag with chemo going continuously in her port for four days. This was so unexpected (well when is cancer expected). I though I was doing well, being happy, going about my everyday life but I've been in denial. I'm not sure how to cope with this. I've been pushing it off and blocking it out because I just can't come to terms with my mommy having cancer. I guess you can say im numb to everything right now, and everybody except my mommy. Im hoping that this site will help me connect with everyone and help me through.