• BoiseB
    • Experience with Esophagus (Esophageal) ...
    over 3 years ago
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    Anniversary

    Celebration

    Today marks six years since I was diagnosed with esophageal cancer

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    • bastiara
    • Experience with Esophagus (Esophageal...
    over 3 years ago
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    07/10/2014

    Decision Point

    Jerry decided to not do the final 2 Chemo's - felt the damage was starting to be more than the cure. BUT - if future scans show canc...

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    • bastiara
    • Experience with Esophagus (Esophageal...
    over 3 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    As of August 2014- returns every 3 months to have port flushed and basic follow up

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    • whoops
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Esophag...
    over 3 years ago
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    Radiation

    He was very ill with treatments. Nausea and vomiting was a daily event. He had no appetite at all.

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    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • whoops
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Esophag...
    over 3 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    He lost more than 50 lbs and could hardly walk without falling. The 3 and final course of treatment caused his bowel to perforate a...

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • whoops
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Esophag...
    over 3 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Pet scan revealed tumor in the esophagus and in the cervical spine, and possibly in the lungs.

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

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had a very large hernia repaired on Feb 17. The hernia was the aftermath of esophagectomy five and one half years ago. Other EC su...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • hcsady
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Esophag...
    over 3 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Esophogetomy is not for wimps!

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • hcsady
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Esophag...
    over 3 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Chemo, radiation and esophegetomy all complete!

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    • BILLY22
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Esopha...
    over 3 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    chemo : 5FU AND CARBOPLATIN

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    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • BoiseB
    • Experience with Esophagus (Esophageal) ...
    over 3 years ago
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    Colon has moved into the Chest Cavity

    Oh No

    My CT-scans showed some anomalies: onc sent me to a pulmonologist; pulmonologist called a conference with onc and PCP; sent me to a...

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    • Reed
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Esophagus...
    over 3 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Well in August 2011 was my last chemo treatment and today is Jan 2016. All of my Pet scan have been clean since. I have one more to...

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