ckah55's Journey with Adenocarcinoma, Esophagus Cancer

Survivor: Esophagus (Esophageal) Cancer > Adenocarcinoma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: almost 22 years ago, Female, Age: 62, Stage II

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    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Esophag...
    about 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Have been permanently disabled since my surgery due to chronic bile and food reflux, bloating, dumping syndrome, nausea and colic depending on what, how, and when I eat or drink.

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Made side effects of surgery worse. Was unable to eat and had to take anti-anxiety drugs just to consider eating a meal. Salivated profusely and threw up more easily.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    Combined with chemo, it just added to my inability to eat, as well as killed any desire to eat.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    Bone thinning (osteoporosis)

    Side Effects

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    Chemo brain

    Side Effects

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    Confusion

    Side Effects

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    Depression/Anxiety

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    Eating problems (anorexia)

    Side Effects

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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

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    Memory changes

    Side Effects

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    Nausea/Vomiting

    Side Effects

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    Taste change/loss

    Side Effects

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    Blood sugar, low (hypoglycemia)

    Side Effects

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    Thinking problems

    Side Effects

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    bile reflux, food reflux, colic, and dumping syndrome

    Side Effects

    All my side effects listed here and previously continue to this day and occur frequently and are unpredictable.

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    Psychosocial

    Other Care

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    Job

    Loss

    Permanently disabled. Loss of identity. Still trying to find meaning and purpose.

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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    September 1996 - finally rid of the awful j-tube!

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