Apr 15, 2012 - 3:56 am
First of all i would like to say how deeply saddened i am to read some of the stories of peoples experiences with esophageal cancer,it really frustrates me that there isnt just some miracle cure for everyone...I guess everyone who experiences any type of cancer has there own story to tell,some positive,some negative...
Well for me it has been a positive one or should i say a positive outcome so far and i am really just writing this so maybe anybody in a similiar position can find the strength to try and make sense of it all.Im 36 and I was diagnosed 2 years ago now with stage 4 esophageal cancer and distant lymph node involvement,cannot operate,only one real shot at it with radiation and chemo.I could not eat or drink.Pretty bleak outcome right?Well so i thought:( Everything i read,every article,the doctors opinions,the statistics seemed to tell me i was F*%$$D.I honestly stopped living on the inside,just went numb to the whole world and everything in it.
I had a CT scan the other day and follow up oncologist appointment and guess what!2 years after treatment and Still no sign of cancer,well nothing of notice anyway.I was in the doctors for about 2 minutes and believe me there the type of appointments i like.My quality of life is pretty normal and sometimes i think to myself what was all the fuss about.On one hand im thinking"well ok im just lucky so far"and on the other im thinking"S&@T maybe im cured"
I dont know the answer,nobody does but i guess im living proof that this cancer can be beaten or at least can give it a good kick in the bum.I wish i had of read my own story 2 years ago and it would have saved me a lot of worry.:/I have read a few times on here about the statistic of 1 and wow that really makes a lot of sense now.I just wish everyone would have a positive result like myself and if i had anything to do with it i would make it so.
I hope in writing this i dont offend anyone that is not having such a positive result and beleive me i do know what your going through and my thoughts and prayers are with you all.