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    What type of surgery did you have?

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      Jenvivace

      I had an Ivor-Lewis esophectomy. I had a tumor centered at the GI junction between my esophagus and stomach. I lost half my stomach and about a third of my esophagus, and they reconnected the parts, pulling the rest of my stomach up and reattaching it to my esophagus, creating what I call my stomaphagus. What about you?

      almost 3 years ago
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    Not having a good day. I'm fighting depression and anxiety. I had my blood tested last week to see if my Hypothyroidism balance is off. I've been having hot flashes lately too. I've been taking depression meds but made appt to see my regular dr this week to change to something different. Today I'm in pain from my severe bulging disk in my neck that's inoperable because surgery requires going through the front of your neck. This isn't possible being a Laryngectomy and all the staples I have holding everything together. I over did myself yesterday. I'm trying so hard to be back to as normal as possible. Doing house chores, cooking dinner, doing laundry. Today I feel the effects of over doing it yesterday. I'm very frustrated and disappointed in myself today for feeling down and being in pain. I can't shut the waterfall of tears off today. I have a counseling appointment tomorrow. Least to say I didn't get anything done but made a few phone calls. Hoping tomorrow is a better day. Sigh. I will try my best again tomorrow.

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      GregP_WN

      Sorry you're having a down day. It's expected and normal to have these days. Don't be hard on yourself it's expected to not be able to do as much as we used to. this is my third time dealing with cancer and after each one I've found that I'm just not able to do as much as I used to. I wish you a better day tomorrow.

      almost 3 years ago
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    Hi bossier! Are you the spouse of a woman that's now a Laryngectomy? Us female Laryngectomees are a rare. My boyfriend/fiancé who is 51 has taken care of me since knowing I had cancer in 2011. He might be able to relate to you.
    Why have you decided to join the What's next group? Are you looking for support? Please feel free to email me back. I/we are looking for others like ourselves to communicate with.

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