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  • Aoife has replied to a post on the message board

    I was stage 3 and inoperable at first but after chemo they did the surgery - that was 8+ years ago.

    Yesterday at 6:24 AM view post
    • Aoife has replied to a post on the message board

      Mine lasted about 6 months really badly and I still get the cough for a lot longer when I get a cold.  I use a cough suppresant to help.

      March 02 at 7:38 AM view post
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        I took an experimental chemo treatment at the time my odds were that bad - you have to remember that some people can and do get through this - you need to fight this to be in the percentage that survive.  It would have been so easy for me to give up but I did not, you have to fight this and you can beat it, remember that you are stronger than it.

        March 01 at 11:38 AM view post
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          I was only stage 3 but I got double pneumonia then acute kidneyt failure which resulted in me being ressusiated 3 times post surgery.  I did have a total response to chemo, there are some chemo regiems that are amazing.

          March 01 at 9:12 AM view post
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            I was 32 when diagnosed with stage 3 and had chemo then surgery - that was over 8 years ago - there is hope.  I went on to have 2 children post surgery. Best wishes, Aoife

            February 28 at 10:28 AM view post
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              I am sorry that you and your wife are going through such a tough time - i do think that your wife is very lucky to have you being so vililant on her behalf.  Do make sure that your wife gets regular scopes - people can and do get esophageal cancers at her age and it can be hard to get someone to listen. Aoife (8 year esophageal cancer survivor diagnosed stage 3 when I was 32).

              February 27 at 6:31 AM view post
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                I am an 8 year plus oesophageal survivor here, am also a type 1 diabetic. I started eating fish pate, I seemed to manage that - it was by trial and error that I got used to things and even then I could eat more with time.  I was lactose intolerent for the first 3 years (I only started to be able to have milk when I became pregnant with my daugter and even then it was only full fat milk). I can eat relativly no...

                February 25 at 7:26 PM view post
                • Aoife has replied to a post on the message board

                  Sorry, I do not remember a lot of it - my husband does - if it helps your mother will forget it too.  I was sick almost constantly for the first two weeks after my chemo and then I had a good week and then it was back to it again - that went on for 3 months. Your mother will forget it, that is the main thing.

                  February 19 at 8:36 PM view post
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                    I had it with my chemo over 8 years ago - I got sick and severe headaches for the week of the chemo and the week after, I had a similar chemo to your mother.  I had the chemo then a total oesopgagectomy. Best wishes, Aoife

                    February 19 at 7:34 AM view post
                    • Aoife has replied to a post on the message board

                      I used a cough suppressant but I do not remember the name of it sorry.  It does get easier with time.

                      February 13 at 6:58 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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