Dec 08, 2002 - 2:13 pm
I am currently undergoing chemo and radiation treatment for stage 3 esophageal cancer. Surgery did not work, as the tumour is connected to my aorta and my back bone. I had Cystplatin (sp) day one, and a 96 hour drip of 5FU, and could not keep even water down for nine days. I am now into my third day of keeping a little bit of food down (what a joy!!). I don't have to have chemo again until Dec 30th, but radiation treatments are daily. I am in Halifax, which is a four hour drive from home. I am staying at a lovely lodge, where all lodging and food is free - sponsored by the Canadian Cancer Society. This place is wonderful! I've chosen not to go home these past two weekends, as I just don't feel well enough, but hopefully next weekend will be better. I have lost 72 pounds and feel like a frump!
Thanks for listening!