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    Loretta and Billy
    Loretta age 79 stage IV Ovarian cancer still in treatment for 5 years.
    Billy age 81 stage III Esophageal cancer in remission for 16 years.

    A good life with my wife of 56 years still going to church, Drs. and grocery stores.

    We are having a great life with the guidance of the Lord.

    Picture taken August 11, 2018

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      GregP_WN

      Thanks for posting! Congratulations on 56 years and for your good work in beating back cancer.

      3 days ago
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      biga17133

      Praise God !!!

      3 days ago
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      BoiseB

      Praise the Lord ! Thank you for the update Your wife is so beautiful

      3 days ago
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    BILLY22 wrote on Alfiered's wall

    Hi Young Lady

    We have a lot of experience on this site so just open up and tell us where and what your diagnose and stage is that you are experiencing.

    My first suggestion is to get a second opinion and keep good track records and find a major hospital familiar with esophageal cancer to make your journey smooth.

    I am a care giver now to my wife of 56 years,she is fighting stage IV ovarian cancer.

    I am a T3N1M0 esophageal cancer survivor diagnosed in 2002 at 65 . I went thru chemo(5fu & carboplatin) and 25 rounds of external radiation and then an MIE esophagectomy at UPMC. That was 16 years ago and I never regretted a minute of it. The Lord has been great to me, I am a healthy 81 year old EC survivor.

    We are here to give HOPE to our friends, patience's and caregivers...

    Tell us what problems, symptoms that you need help with, we have all hit different bumps along the way let us know.

    A Survivor going on 16 years

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    BILLY22 wrote on caregiver1001's wall

    Hi
    We have a lot of experience on this site so just open up and tell us where and what your diagnose and stage is that your loved one is experiencing.

    My first suggestion is to get a second opinion and keep good track records and find a major hospital familiar with esophageal cancer.

    I am a care giver now to my wife of 56 years,she is fighting stage IV ovarian cancer.

    I am a T3N1M0 esophageal cancer survivor diagnosed in 2002 at 65 . I went thru chemo(5fu & carboplatin) and 25 rounds of external radiation and then an MIE esophagectomy at UPMC. That was 16 years ago and I never regretted a minute of it. The Lord has been great to me, I am a healthy 81 year old EC survivor.

    We are here to give HOPE to our friends, patience's and caregivers...

    Tell us what problems, symptoms that you need help with, we all hit different bumps along the way let us know.

    A Survivor going on 16 years

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      BILLY22

      Hi Folks
      I meant to ask you what symptoms your husband had that sent him to the Dr. and they found EC stage IV

      The clinical trial route is the way to go at stage IV, lets hope you see good results.

      27 days ago
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      In mid March he had flu like symptoms and hard time swallowing. We thought he got the flu. The problem with the swallowing continued occasionally and we made an appointment with our primary care physician. He sent him for some kind of test first and then to upper GI. The upper GI found the tumor. The tumor is in the lower part, close to his stomach. The cancer has spread to 1 lymph node next to his liver (75%) and 2 on his shoulder (50%). As far as they can tell no organs has been affected yet.
      The nurse confirmed today he will start his first treatment on Thursday.
      We hope he will be strong enough to take this cocktail of chemicals and it will work...
      How is your wife doing? How old is she?
      My mom went through treatment for breast cancer last year- stage 3, inflammatory. She got through it and she is ok now. She is 82.

      27 days ago
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      BILLY22

      Hello
      Well like most men we are tough and we put off going to the Dr. like we should and then we find it is to late. Make sure you keep him on a high protein diet and keep him hydrated we seem to never get enough water.

      I hope you can keep us informed about the trial, like chemicals, side effects and his physical condition. This would benefit all of your followers here.

      Well my wife of 56 years has been fighting stage IV Ovarian cancer for 5 years. She just finished her 4th session of chemo thru the past 4 years. She has decided to take the Summer off so that she will be free of all the side effects of chemo. She is 79 and I am 81 and we still live and enjoy a good physical life for our age.(shopping, church, grocery store, Dr. visits)

      I was 65 when diagnosed with T3N1M0 at esophageal junction Nov 2002.

      T3 tumor penetrated 4 walls of esophagus.
      N1 I had local lymph nodes involved
      M0 no metastasis

      Did chemo/radiation and MIE Esophagectomy at UPMC May 17, 2003,

      Good nite all.

      27 days ago
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    BILLY22 wrote on humphrey's wall

    Hi Pal
    Hop on we will be glad to be your UBER driver. All you need to do is tell us where you have been and where you desire to go. The ride is free most of us have already been there and paid the fare.

    We have all been over some bumpy roads but they slowly start smoothing out. We will help you along the way to maneuver the EC road.

    Now all you have to do is tell us where you want to go.

    I am a 16 year EC survivor (T3N1M0) now riding on the smooth road of remission.

    OK Pal open the door and get in.