Jun 12, 2008 - 4:41 pm
My 5th year anniversary is coming up on July 15, 2008. It is on that day 5 years ago I had my esophagas and 30% of my stomach removed. I have never smoked and very seldom had a glass of wine. I was told that I only had 6 weeks to 6 months to live, but here I am. The sugeon said there was NO concer left in the body. This happend through prayer, wonderful friends and family as well as great doctors and nasty chemo and radiation. I have had a lot of problems BUT I am a fighter. I was told it was my not give up attitude. Believe me it was tough that is why I am writing. I need to know if anyone else is out there that has survived? I returned back to work after 2 years with the airline as an agent. I was to stressed so then I went into a call center but spent more time in the bathroom then on the phone. I was told by my doctors that I would never work again but I had to give it a try. The problem I have is constant runs, sometimes throwing up in the middle of the night. I have severe pain in my ribs and back. My ribs cramp at times and I am so very tired yet I have yet to have a full 8 hours of sleep. I have other problems to but hey I am now 54, divorced 3 grown married children and 6 grand children. I have a wonderful Grey Hound that keeps me company. I tire so easly no energy. Anyway more later but any input from anyone will help. Thank you and God Bless!