dwlong10's Journey with Adenocarcinoma, Esophagus Cancer

Patient: Esophagus (Esophageal) Cancer > Adenocarcinoma

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 6 years ago, Male, Age: 56

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    • dwlong10
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Esoph...
    almost 6 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Was having some difficulty swallowing. About two weeks prior to a family doctor appointment I was only and just slightly able to get soup and shakes down. Went to doctor. Got sent to a gastroenterologist. Scheduled a procedure to Stretch my throat. Took biopsies. Result a week later indicated distal acarcenoma. That was Sept.19 .

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    • dwlong10
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Esoph...
    almost 6 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had the lower portion of my esophogus removed from the stomach up to just above the barretts esophogus. The surgery took a little more than two hours. The Surgeon Oncologist I had is considered one of the best in the country. He told me the surgery went extremely well. It was mostly an laproscopic procedure that he continues to pioneer. Pain was primarily at the incision sites. However, it is sore thoughout the stomach and chest area. I am now 9 days after surgery and feeling very well. Only slight discomfort. The hospital stay was 8 days. Not typical-can be up to 15 days while they insure the reconnect area is healed and not leaking and the rest of the organs are working properly. Namely the stomach, lower intestines. Ie. pass gas and bowel movement. Keep in mind attitude is everything.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • dwlong10
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Esoph...
    almost 6 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Waiting to begin in about a month. Need to strengthen from surgery.

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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