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Don M
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Started treatments April 1st. Chemo cisplatin , ironotectan , radiation.April 14 ended up in hospital. Severe vomiting , diareha. Spent a week in hospital. Was told side effect of ironotectan. They have since cancelled the last two treatments of chemo.Still on radiation 17 more. Then will have surgery.Was knocked down but got back up.Have God in my corner will come back next round. Good luck to all. Thanks Don M.

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kitten0385
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Joined: Apr 2009

Don,
Hang in there, all will work itself out! I had surgery prior to chemo and radiation as they did not know how big the tumor was and am hanging in there. I was supposed to have last treatment of chemo today, but got pushed to next week due to low white blood cell counts. I wish you the best!
Cathy

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judyloo
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Joined: Jun 2008

Don, just wondering how you are doing and if you have had surgery and are recovering. Know its been a long hard journey and recovery will take a long time - the MDs told my husband several months after surgery before he felt more like his old self. I don't know how its going for you but be patient with your body its been through tremendous change and challenges physically as well as emotionally. Give us an update sometime and remember you are in the thoughts and prayers of many of us here at the EC site.

Judyloo

Don M
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Have 6 more radiation treatments. Then will be reevaluated. Surgery sometime in June. Which surgery did your husband have. Good luck to all and may GOD help you. Don M

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judyloo
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Joined: Jun 2008

Don- the IvorLewis procedure (esophagectomy) had a great thoracic MD up here in New England; after 1 year things are finally getting back to "normal" (a new normal for us); Steve did pretty well through the chemo/and rt and I think the team/RNs were our life line prior to surgery. They still factor alot in our follow up visits (Steve even still has the port they put in for the chemo and has found it tremendously useful still). Hope RT is going well - keep the weight on and I hope you get a good break between RT and surgery to recover. Still thinking about you!

judyloo

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