I have been watching this site and reading all the posts for about 2 1/2 years now. I have only posted a few times, but feel I need to start doing it more, due to needing support from others that are going through the same thing,.
My husband was diagnosed 01/2010 with Stage III EC, we went through chemo, radiation, surgery, respitory failure, coma for 8 days, and have had 24 throat stretchings.
Finally after 2 years started to build back his muscles and weight, and has been feeling pretty good until..... 10/04/2012 the dreaded words " We think your cancer is back".
Apparently they found spots in both lungs during his April CAT scan, but wanted to watch them to see if they would grow, so the Oct. CAT scan showed that they have grown and that there are more. After a week of waiting we were told that the spots would be too hard to biopsy, 90% sure they are cancer, but not sure if it is EC metosis or lungs cancer, so we will need to wait for them to grow larger. I requested a PET scan just for a peace of mind that it is not anywhere else, and if it is then maybe we could get it biopsied to start treatment. The doctor said he is confident it is not anywhere else and him and the surgeon believe that waiting for the spots to grow is the only option.
We go in tomorrow to see if they have grown, but in the mean time we had a throat stretching on Wed. 11/21/2012 and they found an anamotisis stricture on the little esophagas that he has left, and did 4 biopsies. The gastroligist said not to worry, EC cancer rarely comes back in the esophagas.
I have tried hard to be positive and strong for him and our children, but am having a very hard time now. Our last of five children has left for college, this is time for him and I. He has worked so hard to support our family and be a good father and husband, he has given us all everything we have asked for and needed. It is just not fair!!!!! He is my best friend and even though I am suppose to not think this way, I can't help it. I am so afraid to go tomorrow to get news that it has spread and there isn't anything they can do.
Sorry to be so depressing,I just needed to vent and get things out.