Sep 18, 2011 - 12:13 am
Hi, so relieved, not happy, but relieved to discover this site. My otherwise rock solid healthy happy upbeat amazing husband who just had a "touch" of heartburn for a few weeks... yes... just got diagnosed with T2N0M0 adenocarcinoma of the GE junction. Like all of you, it was devastating news and we are just coming to terms with all the changes in our lives. I hope to get to know more about this disease and get support from all of you here as well. RIght now,... a few opinions, words of encouragement... anything would be very appreciated. He is in his second week of chemo / rad ( carboplatin/taxol) and then he is going to have the big surgery. Thoracotomy and all. I see that is the Ivor Lewis which was encouraged so to be sure to get all the nodes. He is going to a major center where they do close to 40 surgeries a year. So far, he is doing really well with the treatment, some minor fatigue, but appetite is good. My husband has a very high powered career ( he is a doctor too).. so it is certainly a change for him to be a patient. Amazingly, he is being an awesome patient. So, I don't have any specific questions, but would like some general advice etc.. I worry mostly about the surgery.. finding possible nodes... or did they maybe miss nodes with this staging.. just so new at this and yes I'm a nurse. So, a doctor nurse combo here can be a bit crazy cuz we know too much but don't know too much if you "know" what I mean.