Aug 08, 2012 - 6:11 pm
Rocky was DX 10 months ago stage IV. Everything to date has been going pretty well considering. The PET scan three weeks ago was NED! Rocky NEVER had a swallowing problem, even in the begining. From the start he had no issues with food, ate what he wanted, spicy food, whatever, and did not lose much weight throughout chemo. We are doing well and continuing with "lower dose chemo" to hopefully stay in remission. Out of the blue, Sunday he started having a little trouble with food going down, he said it feels stuck. Even drinking,especially after eating, he said it feels like it wants to come up and takes a while to go down. He feels like he needs to stand up to help the food go down. I am in panic mode. Our Oncologist scheduled an upper endoscopy for this Friday and I have to say the doctor did not seem all that alarmed. Doctor said the PET was clean so we will see, the scope shows a better look on the inside on the esophagus, that was it. Am I crazy or is this a very bad sign? Rocky never did have a problem, the PET was clean so could this just be relflux or something? He is burping a lot and says he feels full?
I think my nerves are shot at this point and I am just waiting for the other shoe to drop. Is there a veteran in all of this that could shed some light?