Mar 16, 2013 - 9:11 am
I'm new to the discussion board, but happy you're all out there. My husband had an esophagectomy Feb. 11th, had some major complications, but has been home 2 weeks now. He got great results from the surgical pathology report...cancer free right now! My concern is that in the last week he's developed a constant dry cough...day and night. Obviously this cough affects his ability to sleep and to eat and drink as well. It, more times than not, causes him to gag, get the dry heaves, or throw up. It's so difficult on him and difficult for me to watch. He's losing enough weight as it is without this. Has anyone experienced this complication? If so, how have you coped, and how long did the cough last. I've gone online to research it, and it seems to be a complication for many EC post surgery patients.