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Surgery December 28, 2009

tksmitty
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Joined: Dec 2009

I am scheduled for surgery on December 28th. I was diagnosed in August 2009 with stage III esophageal cancer with no other involvement according all of the scans and an endoscopy. The doctors will be doing an Ivor Lewis and he said if there is cancer on the liver he will close me up-scary. I am hoping I come through the surgery ok and that I can return to a fairly normal life. I will have the procedure done at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita, KS. I had chemo and radiation and the tumor shrank from 7 inches to 1 1/2 inches. However, the doctors may have to use my intestines-this really scares me. Please say a prayer for me. I would appreciate any info concerning recovery.

Thanks,
Tamara Smith (tksmitty)

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MOE58
Posts: 649
Joined: May 2009

Tamara,

Welcome to our site, my husband 45 years old had the surgery on 23rd of July surgery wise he did good, but had other problems after surgery. I will say it is a slow process of recovery, but if your strong you can do this. Just know you will have alot of tubes and in ICU a few days, and you won't be eating real food for about 2 weeks. I wish you the best and know we all pray for each other on this site. If I can help with any quesitons please let me know. I have walked your shoes so I know what you are heading for.

Take care

Lori aka MOE

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JaneE2366
Posts: 332
Joined: Jul 2009

Tamara,
Sorry, have had no experience with surgery....but I do have experience in praying. You have now been added to the list. I pray for a successful surgery and quick recovery.
Stay strong,
Jane

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mumphy
Posts: 486
Joined: Jun 2009

Hi welcome to our site. My husband was diagnosed with stag IV he has had surgery the laproscopic kind.

I just wanted to welcome you and to let you know that we here pretty much like family and try to be there for each other.

Good Luck.
God Bless.

Kath

tksmitty
Posts: 3
Joined: Dec 2009

I will have two surgeons who do this quite often. He said he may have to use the intestine, because the tumor was so much in my stomach. I had a sonogram endoscopy and it showed very little cancer in the stomach-he said he has to wait and see when he gets in there. I have prayed really hard for the stomach. I breezed through the cheom and radiation I really was never sick. I threw up once or twice. The doctors were amazed. Wish I would have found this site sooner. I have to get this tumor out I am 8 weeks out of chemo radiation. Thanks for your support and prayers. God Bless You.

Tamara

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Hondo
Posts: 5868
Joined: Apr 2009

We will all be with you in prayer, don’t be afraid just believe and have faith. All things are possible to someone who believes and remember it is Gods joy to give to His children what they ask for.
Take care and may God bless you through your Faith.

Hope_Faith
Posts: 164
Joined: Aug 2009

Praying that all goes well with your surgery and that you have a quick recovery.
Bless you,
Shelly

Pghmomma
Posts: 161
Joined: Nov 2009

Im praying that your surgery goes well and you have a speedy recovery!

survivorfam
Posts: 43
Joined: Jan 2010

Tamara,
became a member of the site after your scheduled surgery but have just said a prayer for you hoping that things went well and a speedy recovery. Remember speedy might be measured in weeks or months not days.

Jane

dwhite0002
Posts: 130
Joined: Jan 2010

Tamara,

I am a survivor of three years. I hope your surgery went well and you are recovering. Hopefully you will be home soon and can respond. I would be happy to share more with you as I learn of your journey.

Good luck and God-speed!

-David
Hillsboro, OH

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