Jan 07, 2010 - 6:54 am
Here is an update on what has been going on with me. During the holidays, I broke my neck, don't ask me how, but the pain was excruciating. I went to the ER with a severe neck & head pain and that's when they discovered it was broken.
I was having trouble with my neck for about 2 months before. I thought it was because of the way I was sleeping, but then the pain started getting worse I asked my doctor to send me to physical therapy. I don't know all the technical terms, but it was broken and they needed to fused my neck bones together. I had surgery on my cervical spine to stabilize my head.
I will have the brace for about eight weeks and I won’t be able to move my head from side to side more than 1/2 an inch from now on.
Okay so here is a question I have for you.
I had Esophageal Cancer and an esophagectomy. I was recovering well from that surgery and it seemed that I was cancer free for a little bit. Two months later, they did a biopsy on my rib because they saw some activity when I had a CT scan, they found it was cancer. I guess this is what is called metastasized to the bones. The treatment is chemo and radiation.
I don't know weather I should do treatment or not. I'm not sure if the treatment will extend my life all that much and if it is worth all the pain and discomfort it brings.
What are your thoughts??? Any thought would help.