• susie81610
    • Experience with Esophagus (Esophage...
    over 9 years ago
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    Decision Point

    I have been on chemo for a few months now. I have had 4 treatments and I have them every 3 weeks. A few months ago I had a lymph nod...

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    • susie81610
    • Experience with Esophagus (Esophage...
    over 9 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Had chemo today went ok first my pre meds then HER2 then irontican (spelling) and half way through that I started getting sick ate s...

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • danellsar
    • Experience with Esophagus (Esophagea...
    over 9 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Tried Taxotere. Immediate and major allergic reaction. Blood pressure plummeted, started losing conciousness, pain. Nurse hit him wi...

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • vizsladad
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcin...
    over 9 years ago
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    Cancer is shrinking

    Celebration

    Never had a scan after I quit chemo. Palliative Care team told me not to come back until I have symptoms. I saw oncologist in Dec.1...

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    • vizsladad
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcin...
    over 9 years ago
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    Decision Point

    Decided I would rather have what time I have left enjoying my life instead of feeling terrible with side effects of chemo. It can't ...

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    • vizsladad
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcin...
    over 9 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Brought out the big guns this time. Palliative care only. Made it through 2 cycles and decided quality over quantity.

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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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    • vizsladad
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcin...
    over 9 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Had a PET scan in Dec.10 and found cancer was in my lungs.

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    • vizsladad
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcin...
    over 9 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Happy when radiation treatments were finished.

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    • vizsladad
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcin...
    over 9 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Received xeloda pills through a feeding tube as I couldn't eat or drink for 7 months. I got pneumonia during treatment (radiation an...

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    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • vizsladad
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcin...
    over 9 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    56 radiation treatments. 5 days a week for 6 weeks. Chemo during this time too.

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    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • vizsladad
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcin...
    over 9 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had tumor removed, replaced part of esophagus with small intestine, put in a feeding tube and I spent 11 hours in surgery. Once they...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • vizsladad
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcin...
    over 9 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Couldn't believe it was cancer.

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