Jul 24, 2012 - 11:26 am
Hi everyone. I've been looking at these boards for a few days now and decided to stop lurking, and actually post something. Our story- my dad was diagnosed with EC on April 11 of this year after having an endoscopy. He had 6 treatments of taxol/carboplatin and 6 weeks of radiation. At first he seemed to tolerate the treatments well but towards the end and for a couple of weeks afterward he was extremely tired. He was sleeping about 18 hours a day and was having pain swallowing, which led to a 20lb weight loss. Another endoscopy determined that he had a fungal infection in his throat, most likely from the rads. Dr. put him on antibiotic and he is now doing much better. So much better that we are golfing together tomorrow. He has surgery scheduled for a week from Thursday with Dr Fabian at Albany Med. Center so we are all trying to be very optimistic. This has been a long few months for us all. On top of the worry and feelings of helplessness, my mother has also had to endure the constant back and forth war with the insurance company (originally surgery was supposed to be at MSKCC, but that didn't sit to well with the insurance company). He had a pet scan on Friday so we are awaiting the results of that to make sure he can go ahead with the surgery.