My dad's scan showed that his oesophagus was completely blocked (partly by the tumour and partly by scar tissue) so the surgeon made the call to insert the stent. The procedure was done yesterday at about 16h00 (about 24 hours ago South African time). My dad says he isn't in much pain and has managed to eat some yoghurt and some jelly since it was done (which is a great step forward since he has not eaten or drunk anything foe more than a week). He has, however, developed a severly upset stomach - almost as if the food he is eating is going straight through.
Can anyone with experience of a stent let me know whether this is something that happened to you as well.
Thanks so much