• susie81610
    • Experience with Esophagus (Esophage...
    almost 10 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Not sure of the side effects as of yet but will let you know. Also start my xeloda in the a.m. So off on another journey. :)

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • redcct
    • Experience with Esophagus (Esophageal) ...
    almost 10 years ago
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    Decision Point

    The oncologist feels that the best path now would be to have radio-embolization to the liver. This used microscopic glass spheres wi...

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    • redcct
    • Experience with Esophagus (Esophageal) ...
    almost 10 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    After discharge from the hospital, was having so much pain that I called Hospice. They quickly got his pain under control. A week l...

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    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • redcct
    • Experience with Esophagus (Esophageal) ...
    almost 10 years ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    Although the original cancer was removed with the esophagus, June27th, 2011 he had chest pain ending up in the hospital for 5 days. ...

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    • redcct
    • Experience with Esophagus (Esophageal) ...
    almost 10 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had a THE, a particular method of esophagectomy which required 2 much smaller incisions & does not require opening the chest or goin...

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • redcct
    • Experience with Esophagus (Esophageal) ...
    almost 10 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Again, it could have been worse. Had bad burns on his back the last couple weeks, couldn't turn over in bed, if he was sitting down ...

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    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • redcct
    • Experience with Esophagus (Esophageal) ...
    almost 10 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Initial treatment was a distance from home, at University of Michigan. radiation Monday thru Friday, & chemo once a week. Side effec...

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    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • redcct
    • Experience with Esophagus (Esophageal) ...
    almost 10 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Had reflux & heartburn since his teens, no one ever suggested endoscopy until he started having trouble with his voice & swallowing ...

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    • susie81610
    • Experience with Esophagus (Esophage...
    almost 10 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Started back on oral chemo Wed Xeloda 2 500mg 2xs day then back for I.V. chemo on the 21st. Having problems with my lymph node that ...

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • danellsar
    • Experience with Esophagus (Esophagea...
    almost 10 years ago
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    Depression/Anxiety

    Side Effects

    With no clear path in sight, and no real prognosis, and ongoing pain and fatigue, depression has been one of his biggest enemies.

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    • danellsar
    • Experience with Esophagus (Esophagea...
    almost 10 years ago
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    Chemo brain

    Side Effects

    He's so forgetful and distracted all the time!!!

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    • susie81610
    • Experience with Esophagus (Esophage...
    almost 10 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Had my 2nd dose of chemo today for this round next trip is Dec 21st of course but so far so good with these rounds off of the oral f...

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