My sister had esophagus cancer. She had surgery about a year ago. They took out part of the esophagus and took half of her stomach and pulled it up the remaining esophagus. Long story short. She has been having problems with the esophagus closing up on her. She has alot of scar tissue which was cause after her surgery and she had got ARDS after the surgery and was on a ventilator and in ICU for 2 months. On plenty of meds as well. Long story short again, she pulled through but eatting is a issue and she has had 10 or more stretches since being out of the hospital since May. For some reason it keeps closing up to 8 to 10mm in size. It only last for about a week and then in the second week she is really havin problems. My question is this pretty common or does anyone have any suggestions on what she might be able to try. They told her at one point she wouldnt have any acid. Yet experiences it at times. The new doc told her to try prevacid. I was wondering if it would help with imflammation at all. How is she suppose to heal this scar tissue if they keep doin these stretches? Any info would help.