Sep 06, 2008 - 5:51 pm
My husband has had a problem with post-op stricture at the anastamosis site in the esophagus; we are on our 7th dilation to "stretch" it and if that does not succeed soon I expect the MD will want to put in a stent. Has anyone out there had this problem? When it starts to narrow he has problems getting the food down and once down, keeping it down. This seems to be one of the few side effects of the surgery (other than residual post-op pain that I suspect most of you had/have. ) Just wondering how common this is - the MD said his record for dilations was 17 (may God intercede on that one)!! Each and everyone of you on this journey get a prayer said as I go thru the discussions and my best to you all.