Jan 08, 2013 - 2:55 pm
Hi Everyone, My husband Firefighter Jon dx 9/19/2012 stage 2b esophageal cancer. Chemo/Radiation completed 12/3/12 5 weeks. Chemo every week and Radiation everyday. We had the Petscan, Pulmonary Function Testing,Endoscopy. Just completed the pre-op appointment. Surgery is to be done 1/14/2013. He is a Survivor of all this so far. We now have the Big surgery.
We live in Rochester,NY and the surgery will be done at the University of Rochester by Dr. Jeffrey Peters thoracic surgeon. We were told the surgery will take 6 to 8 hours and it is a very serious operation. We have a positive outlook and at the same time scared. If any one can explain the surgery I have read tons of stuff on the internet but i need some input from someone who has been on this journey. We are new to this site and have read some of the postings. This is truley a BEAST of a cancer.
Prayers and Hugs
Bev and FireFighter Jon