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    Hi Candy, hope you don't mind me writing on your wall. I have esophageal cancer, stage III. I have been looking for other people close by going through the same thing I am. My cancer battle barely began a few months ago. It's been awful from the get go, I can't imagine having to deal with this for years! I hope you feel better really soon.

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    Decision Point (Other): Right now just waiting to see what doc wants to do. I still have to have surgery but he says I'm not recuperated enough yet from Chemo and radiation. Going for follow up appts, playing it by ear.

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      rsheridan

      I know the pain of chemo.Please hang in there. You are not alone... Keep Positive....

      almost 5 years ago
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    Side Effects: Almost constant nausea, throwing up, being tired all the time, weakness, ulcers, difficulty swallowing and eating. Also irritability and hair loss.

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    Radiation (External radiation ): Started radiation during Chemo, after a while caused nausea, throwing up, weakness and fatigue. Also caused ulcers in my esophagus, and difficulty swallowing and eating. Still having these effects. Radiation ended about two weeks ago.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): Was given taxol and carboplatin weekly for 4 weeks, then only carboplatin for 4 more weeks. Been puking up my toenails since first dose. Prescribed multiple nausea meds, a couple somewhat work for a while. Chemo ended about a month ago, still throwing up, hair falling out, still feel weak and tired a lot. Also lost all muscle tone.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Implant chemotherapy port): Mediport and feeding tube inserted. Mediport has been great. I hated that feeding tube.