Feb 10, 2008 - 6:52 pm
Well, Chemo and Radiation was completed on Dec. 21 and my mother had a 6 week break. On Jan 29 she had the almost 6 hour surgery to reconstruct her esophagus. Almost all of her esophagus was removed and a small part of her stomach (DX: EC of the GE Junction). She was just discharged but since the surgery, she has experienced coughing. She didn't sleep well the first night at home due to not being able to breath well. She felt better sitting up than lying down. Lying down causes difficulty breathing after a while sleeping. Anyone had this procedure or know someone who has? Does these symptoms sound familiar and do they go away? Thanks for any information you can provide.