Oct 23, 2012 - 3:54 pm
Glad I found this site and hope someone has experienced some of the same problems I had and can help me with advice or a pep talk at least. :)
I was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in December of 2011. Had chemo / radiation and then a esophagectomy on May 1st of 2012. I had a very rough recovery, pneumonia twice and spent 5 weeks in a drug induced coma with no memory of that time. I have had pneumonia one more time after becoming conscious and had a trech installed twice. I had a couple of weeks where I was really doing well, eating small meals and dealing well with what I ate, then all of the sudden I was back throwing up in the morning. I had lost so much weight that they put my j tube back in so I would stop going down hill.
The docs still tell me that time will take care of the problem and I am at the point where I am getting a little skeptical. Not only is eating an issue but I am trying to regain my strength after spending the better part of 4 months laying in a bed in the hospital and rehab. I am on oxygen due to the pneumonia which makes it even harder to work out.
Anyone have vomiting issues so long after their surgery? I have strictured a couple of times and also currently have a stint inserted to keep it open.
But the good news is all my scans come back clean so the cancer is gone, just cannot seem to get on the road to total recovery. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.