May 29, 2014 - 5:59 pm
We found out my dad has Esphogas Cancer on April 1st. We just got the PET scan results today and he has Stage 2 cancer. The treatment he will be getting is radition 5 days a week and chemotherapy once a week for 5 weeks. Then they will give him 6 weeks off before they perform a surgery to remove a part of his esophogas where the cancer is sitting (it's in the lower part of espohogas). We have been told the cancer has not spread. The appointment we had today was with the Radition oncologist and he gave us alot of information about the chemo and he's going to be a lot sicker then I thought. My wedding is happening the "peak time" of his side effects from chemo... but it's okay... I just want him to get better forever. What scared us was even after all the radiation and chemo and then the surgery (2-6 months recovery time) we were told the survival rate is 50%. I am terrified! He said it has not spread, it is in an early stage and they are performing chemo and surgery ... so I don't understand why its only 50%.
I want to know what chemo is like and what my dad will be going through. Has anyone gone through this or know anyone that has? I want to know what my dad will be going through. I want to know how those that have gone through it are doing now? Any advice for my dad? On your sickest days, were you able to get out of bed-Will my dad be able to walk me down the isle?