gdytko's Journey with Esophagus (Esophageal) Cancer

Survivor: Esophagus (Esophageal) Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 6 years ago, Male, Age: 41

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    • gdytko
    • Experience with Esophagus (Esophageal) ...
    over 3 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Esophagectomy was rough, recovery took a long time. The stage III cancer formed near my stomach opening, large opening on the back and from the belly button up to my chest bone. I have constant pain either from the scar tissue, the different places of nerve damage or maybe from the radiation...

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    over 3 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Chemo was weird, bad days and days that just moved along.

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    over 3 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    I don't know yet, were looking into some Longterm side effects and issues...

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Experience with Esophagus (Esophageal) ...
    over 3 years ago
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    Side Effects

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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    over 3 years ago
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    • gdytko
    • Experience with Esophagus (Esophageal) ...
    about 3 years ago
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    Having episodes of Aspiration when sleeping has caused Asthma.

    Oh No

    I would have episodes of aspiration maybe once or twice a week. Usually I could cough it out and it's only a little amount but the burning from the stomach acids has caused its damage. I woke up early morning one day and it wasn't bad at first. I thought I was fine, but as I was trying to cough it got harder to breathe. Thankfully I had an old rescue inhaler from a few years ago when I had some bronchitis symptoms. It still worked and I felt my breath come back. Later in the day I ended up going to the ER after nonstop vomiting and heaving. They did a chest x-ray and said they saw some issues and for me to go see my primary doctor. They thankfully didn't see any infections but I should make an appointment with my doctor. A couple days later at my appointment, I failed the breathing tests and he put me on the Asthma inhaler and a new rescue inhaler.

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