wisgayle's Journey with Adenocarcinoma, Esophagus Cancer

Spouse/Partner: Esophagus (Esophageal) Cancer > Adenocarcinoma

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Male, Age: 63, Stage IV

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    • wisgayle
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Esoph...
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Was diagnosed with diabetes. Masked some of the cancer symptoms. Finally had a CT that showed cancer in the kidney and mets to the liver. Another CT showed the cancer in the esophagus.

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    • wisgayle
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Esoph...
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    My husband worked full time and then some. We also raise horses and chickens. We grow most of our own food and the feed for our animals. We raise bees and make maple syrup. He went from that to a person that had problems getting from a chair in the dining room to a chair in the living room. His chemo has been going very well and he's up and about! Was out baling hay a couple of weeks ago and has picked up old hobbies. Worked on our boat and is back to being outside most of the day. He's no longer able to do his job--too physically demanding and he does need to rest during the day. The cancer center has been fabulous. Great doctor and you can't beat those nursing teams. We feel like we're all in this together. Lots of family support as well.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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