It took me forever to write a concise version of what I wanted to post and ask the members here yesterday. My work promptly disappeared when I put it in for a preview read. So no preview today and hope whatever it is makes sense. I have been grateful to have found this site. Esoph. Cancer is a tough one to locate for support specific to the diagnosis.
The inf. here has been helpful, especially Bill in regard to chemo. prior to surgery.
I am Dx. stageIII Esophageal Cancer with Barretts and have completed chemo/radiation. Now doing presurgical tests which indicate a need for other surgeries (Carotid and Heart stent) prior to the esophageal resection. This has just been Dx. in this week of tests that ended with a cardiac cath. friday and a day of Flu(?)yesterday.
My expectation is for full recovery and current outlook is that the cancer is saving my life.
In reading the posts this morning I can see even more the importance of sharing each personal experience and history. There's no one experience that gives each person hope. Thanks for being here folks. I've got a lot more reading to do!