Dec 12, 2008 - 8:57 am
Greetings to all having to deal with this dreadful disease.
Briefly... I was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in October, 2000. Had chemo, radiation and, finally, surgery (Ivor Lewis) in April, 2001. Staging was Stage IIb with suspected lymph node involvement, but downstaged to IIa when the nodes showed clear after the post-op path studies were complete.
Had a couple bumps in the road to recovery, but, today, more than 8 years since diagnosis, I can say life is good.
Should you care to read the whole story, you can find it, along with other stuff at: http://ngc1514.com/ECG.
We have a small EC support group in the Atlanta area. We try to get together every month or two for lunch and we host a picnic each October.
If I may be of any help or provide any information (non-medical... you need to get medical advice from your doctors and not reading an Internet forum!), please let me know.