Last fall after my biannual endoscopic check up on my Barretts esophagus, I was told I had to come back in March to be rechecked, "just to be safe" as biopsy showed high grade displasia.
After my March examination I was told to come back for an office visit on May 22 to "see what we will do". They had no other info to give me at that time they said, but I don't know why they have to wait until May 22 but that may just be our screwed up health system.
From what I read on the Mayo Clinic site, and the Johns Hopkins site, high grade displasia should be treated with radiation/chemo followed by surgical resection of the esophagus. (Ontario health program here, says surgical resection only)
I would like to know how many people are not able to eat reasonably normal after this process, compared to how many can eat reasonably normal? Also, how much bowel problem should the average male experience after this surgury?
I would be interested in worst case, average case, and hopefully for me, best case scenarios, on what I can likely eat or not eat, and what is likely to happen when I do eat.
If any mechanics are out there, I need to realistically know how long I have to shut down my business which is a car repair shop, where I am the only person there?