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Esophageal Cancer Surgery

shelbydlphn's picture
Posts: 1
Joined: May 2008

Mine was phase 1 that required surgery. I would be happy to put fears to rest and help explain my surgery to anyone it might help. To everyone, stay strong and positive and laugh when it hurts. God never leaves your side or misses a prayer, I am proof!

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Joined: Apr 2010

Wishing you the very best of results from your surgery. I am sure your doctor has told you that you are very fortunate to have been diagnosed at such an early stage. Hopefully your surgical pathology will be clear and no follow up chemotherapy will be required. Recovery from surgery does take some time but life goes on. I am now almost 7 years out from surgery and enjoying life.

 Best Regards,

Paul Adams

McCormick, South Carolina

DX 10/2009 T2N1M0  Stage IIB - Ivor Lewis Surgery  12/3/2009
Post Surgery Chemotherapy 2/2009 – 6/2009 Cisplatin, Epirubicin, 5 FU
Six Year Survivor


tanseyj's picture
Posts: 16
Joined: Aug 2015

Had the operation on March 16th, 2016 after being found cancer free. This is my webpage of my '2 Year Battle'!     http://thetanseys.webs.com/Cancer%20Update.htm       Many pics and anecdotes about my life! Updates from my FB page of my cancer! Lot's of people read this if they have cancer and/or know someone else to read it. Esophageal Cancer can be placed in remission, or at least for the moment? I was refused the operation in March 2014 because of a tiny malignancy in my armpit, not a lymph node. One year later, canacer was gone due to radiation and chemo and more chemo. Unable to eat as radiation had blocked my esophagus. Had a stent put in esophagus after balloon failed to dilate. Couple of weeks later stent slipped and I was coughing up blood. Airlifted to Banner Univ Hospital in Tucson. Stent removed! Tried to get it back in with clamp but doc refused at last minute and tried to dilate it again without any success. Then the operation! Wen't well but still could not eat as throat muscels refused to work? Speech Therapy for 2 months and finally able to eat! Wonderful to eat after not being able to eat or sip water for over a year and a half! Survivors are rare. My cancer had dissappeared before the operation. There is hope! Never give up! Keep optimistic and treat life with a lot of humor. It was 'hell' for 2 years! J-Tube after the op for several months. Feeding  with Two Cal HN for hours during the night. Only thing I could eat or drink. Now bowling and playing softball again at age 75! Still down about 40 pounds. My motto has always been: Cancer is not a death sentence. . . It is a will to live! I am originally from Leominster, MA and now live in Sierra Vista, AZ. Served in the US Alir Force from Oct 1960 to Apr 1965, 4 years in England. 


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