May 16, 2003 - 1:09 am
My Dad (now 60 yrs old) was diagnosed with esophageal cancer January 2002. He has gone through extensive chemo and radiation, followed by surgery. A section of his esophagus was removed. He has also gone through 2 minor surgeries to reopen the area to make swallowing easier. However, things are looking down. He is not able to eat the things he once could before. He experiences pain after everything he eats, extremely tired, and very weak. He was never a real big guy but he is now 5'7" and weighs only 118lbs. Nothing works anymore. He feels he is slowly dying. Trying to finish up my 2nd yr of school has been tough. We often wonder if something went wrong during his first surgery. If anyone has gone through this, knows of anyone and can be of any assistance,or has any questions for me- please feel free to e-mail me PrincessJMH21@aol.com It's great to be able to turn to a site like this! Thanks for all your help!