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    Loss: My 56 year old husband of 28 years lost his battle with Esophagus cancer on February 17th. He fought a hard fight but the cancer won this time. Those of you still fighting, don't give up, keep the faith that some do beat this!

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      BoiseB

      I will honor your husband for his hard fight

      about 3 years ago
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      Jenvivace

      So sorry for your loss!

      about 3 years ago
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      geekling

      Deeply sorry for your loss. That is a long time to share life with someone.

      about 3 years ago
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    Carolyn475 asked a questionEsophagus (Esophageal) Cancer

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      LubeDude

      I had no insurance at time of diagnosis. I had to stage a dramatized event to get admitted to the er. Once admitted the hospital had their social workers talk to me. I am not telling you to be dishonest but when you are in this battle you do what you have to do. They sent me straight to the social surcurity office a.nd they did the rest. Also my surgeon put me in with the social workers where he resided and I received help from monies donated by numerous sources. One source paid 90percent. Those of us that care about paying our bills and not taking handouts sometimes have to remember pride goes before the fall. You do what you have to do!
      The fear of the unknown is terrible and do your best not to worry about negative. Surround your self and your husband with only positive and Don't. Believe everything you think. Don't let your feelings override common sense. Fight your battle as close to home as possible. I never figure a place advertising on tv could do a better job than my local cancer center could do by just having different color sheets on the bed or having a pretty court yard to sit in.
      There is lot you can read about EC. I researched alot when first diagnosed, I think everyone does but EC #s are really depressing so I quit reading. Remember, nothing but positive! This is you and your husband's battle and not many battles are won with sympathy or pity. This may sound cruel but you are fighting an enemy that has no sympathy and does not discriminate.
      God Bless and if I can answer more questions just ask.
      Never Ever Give Up and Fight to Win Win to Live!

      over 3 years ago
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      MMarie

      You are right. You shouldn't have to have this added burden.
      Please keep us posted on what happens.

      over 3 years ago
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      cam32505

      My friend went on vacation to Florida and had a gall bladder attack. They wouldn't let her leave the hospital to come home and have surgery. Needless to say, the hospital was out of network for her, so she had to file an appeal because it was an emergency. The only thing I can think of is you would have to prove that there was no one in network that could take care of your husband. For the future, I always call my own insurance to see if they're going to cover something.

      over 3 years ago
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    Celebration (Cancer is shrinking): My husband's last 2 CT scans have shown that the tumors in his liver are shrinking! We are to continue on the same treatment and are hoping for the best.

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