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Aoife's Recent CancerCompass Activity

  • Aoife has replied to a post on the message board

    I know that it is easier said than done but you need to try and forget about it until after your scope.  It could be a number of things.  You have done the first thing towards diagnosis of whatever is causing you problems - well done. Aoife

    Wednesday at 6:48 PM view post
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      I had problems with food sticking, eventually I found even liquid hard to swallow.  7+ year oesophageal cancer survivor.

      Wednesday at 6:39 PM view post
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        It was about 10 weeks post surgery before I could do that - I was over 2 months in hospital, of which most of that was ICU.  I had a very tough time with the surgery but my friend was out and about in about a month.

        July 26 at 7:29 AM view post
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          I am thrilled that they think that you are stage 1, they hoped that I was stage 3 so treatment was very different. My friend who had a very active job and recovered very fast arwas the same stage as you.  The surgery is not easy but if you are having 2 stage surgery like my friend recovery is a lot easier.  Best wishes, Aoife

          July 25 at 5:22 AM view post
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            The waiting for results was tough but I was only waiting about a week.  Once you get your treatment plan you can plan it will help.  I was unable to swallow even more than small sips of water when I was diagnosed as they thought that I was too young and no one believed that i could have it.  A friend of mine who is ex army was able to have surgery alone as he was caught early.  Do not read about t...

            July 22 at 5:32 AM view post
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              I was on one week in 4 chemo for 3 months and was very ill the week post chemo and started to feel better the week after that but I was only in able to get out for 2-3 hours the week prior to getting the chemo again.  I did not have a feeding tube. Post surgery I got double pneumonia and then was temporarily on dialysisn and had to be revived 3 times.   I then got bad dumping syndrome which was not he...

              July 21 at 6:33 PM view post
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                I also took a year off from diagnosis as I had lots of complications post surgery even though I was 32 at the time.  It depends, a friend of mine was active a lot faster.  My husband did make sure that I was as fit as I could be pre-surgery and got me to do a lot of swimming coming up to the surgery - it really did help.

                July 21 at 5:36 PM view post
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                  I was 32 when diagnosed with stage 3 and am now 40.  I had 3 months of very intensive 1 week in 4 chemo, married 2 weeks post chemo then went on to have the surgery a few weeks later.  I have a 3 and 4 year old now that I was very lucky to have post chemo and surgery.  Aoife

                  July 21 at 5:38 AM view post
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                    I have a 3 and 4 year old that I was very lucky to have post surgery.  It does affect my type 1 diabetes but I am glad that I had the surgery.  My life would have changed with two very yoing children in any case. 

                    July 19 at 7:52 PM view post
                    • Aoife has replied to a post on the message board

                      For me I was 32 and had the chemo but wanted to fight this with everything I had so I chose the surgery, I want to have the chance to grow old.  40 now and I do not regret it. Aoife

                      July 18 at 8:02 PM 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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