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stomach cancer

rice0912
Posts: 1
Joined: Apr 2001

please read my e mail and write to me so I can connect with people that are going through what I have or finished the treatment.

titusjb
Posts: 4
Joined: Apr 2001

Hi! just logged into this site for the first time. I am a 49 year old man, and I was diagnosed with stage 4 / 5 stomach cancer in December 1999. I was operated on in Jan 2000. My full stomach and spleen were removed along with multiple lymph nodes. Chemo in March through May 2000. I returned to work in July and have been doing my own job since October 2000. It hasn't been easy and I still get sick almost every day, but most of the time it does not keep me from work or doing the things I want to do. They gave me 3 months after the operation but last weeks appointment with the oncologist was very uplifting. 16 months and still no reoccurring cancer. Keep a positive attitude and be determined to beat the cancer. Know that you will be very sick through the treatment and don't blame anyone for your illness. The medications and the depression of dealing with knowing you have cancer can cause you to lash out at people you love and be angry with them. Keep this in mind, and you will be able to understand your mood swings before you hurt the ones who love you and are only trying to help you. Best of luck to you.

trisher
Posts: 9
Joined: Sep 2000

Hi fellow ex-stomach person. I, too, have no stomach. Are you being tested for Cancer antibodies or antigens? My oncologist is testing my blood for these, even though the test is for other types of cancer. I have more CT scans today because these antigens are rising. I just don't believe that that weould be indicative of me having cancer again. I don't know where to go for this info. Do you? Also, do you have problems eating. I have lost 25 pounds since surgery, just because its hard for me to eat much. Please let me know what you think. Trish

lflamenco
Posts: 3
Joined: Oct 2001

When you were told about the surgery, where you told about all the side effects and complications that you are facing. If you were to do it all over again, would you still have chosen surgery. My mother was diagnosed with stomach cancer 3 days ago, and is reluctant to have the surgery. Please give me some advice and would you share some of your experience with me. PLEASE. Thanks

scparra38
Posts: 14
Joined: Jan 2004

Hello

My husband, had part of his esophagus and all of his stomach removed. This was in Aug. of 2003. I am trying to find out some information. I was wondering if maybe you can help since you can relate. I have some ?'s My questions are about diahrea it seems that he was doing okay, between Nov. and Dec. He has had 3 dilations. The 3rd one really worked, because he has been able to eat and swallow food like normal. Since than he has had Diahrea, about 4 or 6 times a day. He is unable to leave the house. or gain any kind of weight. He has had radiation and Chemo back in May,2003 It seems that everything he eats or drinks come straight through. He is unable to gain any weight. he was at 220 when was diagnosed,which was in Jan,2003. he is now down to 124. He is very depressed, very uncomforable, unable to gain any weight or even go anywhere. Please if you or anyone can suggest anything please let us know.

we had seen the Drs, this thursday that just passed. He basically said that he will be like this for the rest of his life. I can't believe that. I know there is someone out there that has some kind of advise, or suggestions. Can someone please respond. Thank you .

I have read quite a few stories on this web. it seems that no One has talked about there bowel movements and how it has affected them. Is this normal, i don't think so. I just am unable to understand how anyone can live with Diahrea. I think the DRS. sometimes don't know what to do about this and just give medications to help.

PLEASE IF ANYONE CAN HELP. VERY VERY DESPERATE.

MY HUSBAND IF LOSING STILL.... WE ARE IN REMISSION BUT, HE IS STILL LOSING THE BATTLE......

THANK YOU

I can also be reached at Chrsmtya@aol.com

monica
Posts: 1
Joined: Dec 2000

Just read your message (titusjb) and it sounds very similar to my mother's situation.
After 3 months she feels weaker and sicker than during treatment or surgery. Usually a very active woman, she tries everyday to do
a few things and immediately has trouble breathing. She's vomiting almost everyday now and is finding it difficult to make herself eat. Doctors have checked and tested
everything - they say - and can find no problems. Does this sound like what you went through? Thanks for any info.

aaai
Posts: 1
Joined: Jul 2001

HI! First congratulations . You seem to be winning the fight.
My mom has been diagnosed with stomach cancer. tumor is about 1 cm. no details yet as she is in another country. with what first
hand knowledge you have, is 1 cm tumor enough to have your entire stomach removed?
I would appreciate your comments. Take care.

harvey
Posts: 1
Joined: Jul 2001

I jsut found out my mother in law was diagnosed with stomach cancer last Friday, they removed her stomach MOnday and will be starting chemo in a couple of weeks, but the Doctor only found cancer in 7 out of 15 lymp.
but they are saying that chemo with this does not have a high survival rate? Please let us know what kind of Chemo they offered you, she is only 50. I am looking for any way to help her.Thanks
Andra

hatem5
Posts: 2
Joined: Dec 2002

i wish i could be as brave as u do iam a state lawyer..have33 years..i found out5 mon ago..had a surgery with almost all the stomic..then 3 mon of chimo..almost finish the radiation and i will be back to chimo after a week..life is hard...know i know that for a fact...thanks for ue support

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mrbt
Posts: 46
Joined: Jun 2001

I signed on about a month ago but was only looking at the esophageal cancer site. My cancer was at the GI junction and so my esophagus and part of my stomach were removed. I would assume that the treatments and post recover are similar and the eating regime is the same. Let me know if you want to exchange information, etc.

Best of luck, Bruce

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