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    PatriSolo wrote on GRC's wall

    Welcome to the community. Caregivers have it rough, ask us patients or if you want a lot of our spouses also will give feedback if necessary using our profiles.

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    GRC wrote on BoiseB's wall

    Thank you so much for your response. I'm so happy for you and appreciate you sharing your experience. This has been a tough year to say the least. Dr at Duke told my husband after surgery that there were no cancer cells in tissue and all nodes were clean. Then, a metastasis that was there all along on the right hip (that's another story) and most recently another on the left adrenal gland. He's currently on Folfox. Will have 5th of 12 treatments on Monday. It's starting to wear on him, physically and emotionally. It's wonderful and encouraging to hear stories like yours.

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      BoiseB

      Treatment for EC is brutal and it wears on the caregiver as much at the patient. For EC my caretaker was my daughter. Her friends were wonderful when she began to hover over me too much, they kidnaped her and took her to coffee. Do take care of yourself and do give your hubby some alone time.

      7 months ago
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    GRC asked a questionEsophagus (Esophageal) Cancer

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      LiveWithCancer

      Hi GRC, welcome to WhatNext. Look for BoiseB. She has survived esophageal cancer for years, I think. We're glad you found us here!

      7 months ago
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      Luvspuds

      HI GRC!!!! WELCOME!!!! I am an 8 year esophageal cancer survivor. I went thru intense chemo, 6 weeks daily radiation, then an esophagectomy. Also, Stage 4, but only had one tumor in my esophagus when diagnosed. So interesting that I notice that you live in Fletcher, NC and my daughter and family live in Mills River, NC. Please do not hesitate to ask me any questions!!!

      7 months ago
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      BoiseB

      I just welcomed you on your wall Just want to restate I as an 8 year survivor of EC. I don't post often on the esophageal cancer page because I usually post on the Uterine Cancer page.

      7 months ago
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    Oh No (Cancer has spread/Metastasized)