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Aoife's Recent CancerCompass Activity

  • Aoife has replied to a post on the message board

    I am so relieved that he seems to have turned a corner - baby steps at first but if you compare with a day ago or a week ago you will see a difference.

    Yesterday at 6:06 PM view post
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      Probaby not much use to you but I ate fish past/pate and mayonaise about 4 months post surgery - it was a bit salty but it tasted nice and it was high in protein and calories.  (I was diagnosed with stage 3 on 2nd October 2006 and had surgery then chemo and turned 40 earlier this year.)

      Saturday at 8:56 AM view post
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        Talk to him, I know that I had moments even on the ventilator when I heard my new husband's voice.  Your son has so many reasons to get out of this and he can.  Remind him of good times. He can and will get over this, best wishes, Aoife

        September 15 at 5:33 AM view post
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          I am sorry that your son is going through so much but there is still so much hope.  I was in ICU for over 3 weeks post surgery.  i got double pneumonia then my kidneys decided to stop so I was also put on dyalysis for a while, during this time they had to resussitate me 3 times.  That was in February March 2007 and I am now 40 with my wonderful 3 and 4 year old dreamed of children. There is always ho...

          September 14 at 8:03 AM view post
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            You need to talk to your mother about this, she knows that you have a lot on and does not want to worry you.  You could see about going to an appointment with her?  I know that my then partner now husband (we married 2 weeks after chemo) was there for all of the meetings with the oncologist and I trusted him to guide me through it. Best wishes

            September 13 at 7:42 AM view post
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              I lost 16 lb between the chemo and the surgery - I was ony 114lb to begin with.   I have put most of it back on and of course I put on a bit more weight when I was pregnant with my children post surgery.  I was diagnosed 2nd October 2006 when I was 32.

              September 06 at 8:07 AM view post
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                I am the same - extra pillows work for me. Aoife

                August 31 at 8:03 AM view post
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                  I was diagnosed with stage 3 when I was 32, was not overweight or a smoker though I did have radium treatment as a young child for another medical condition.  I had 3 months of one week in four for three months, married then had the surgery - I am now 40 and have a 3 and 4 year old.  My life is different post surgery but then again my wonderful children also arrived post surgery so my live was always going ...

                  August 25 at 7:35 PM view post
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                    Sorry, busy with my two.  I was stage 3 they hoped and I had problems swallowing anything at all.  I know that it is tough waiting but at least when you know what stage it is you know what you have to battle.

                    August 16 at 5:50 PM view post
                    • Aoife has replied to a post on the message board

                      I started having problems when a piece of bag el stuck on 16th March 2006, then more food started to stick.  I went to the doctor who dismissed the symtoms after about 2 weeks, I went to A&E who also dismissed the symtoms, another doctor...finally I was diagnosed on the 2nd October 2006 as stage 3.  By that stage even water would not go down. I am now 40 and have a 3 and 4 year old, I also married post...

                      August 16 at 11:22 AM view post
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                      About Aoife

                      Patient
                      Esophageal Cancer

                      Am a 40 year old Oesophageal cancer survivor who was diagnosed 2nd October 2006, I got married late 2006 just after chemo and had surgery 9th February 2007 and had a beautiful little son 2nd April 2010. I had our daughter on 1st June 2011. I sort of skipped my 4 year scan and had my 5 year oneish on the on 2nd of September which was fine and I have been advised to have no more scans. My Mother in law passed away on the 12th of February 2013 of late stage lung cancer.

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