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  • Aoife has replied to a post on the message board

    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
    • Aoife has replied to a post on the message board

      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
        • Aoife has replied to a post on the message board

          i am still having it occasionally (it varied from a few times a week to every few weeks)and I had the surgery in 2007!  I am also a type 1 diabetic and it messes up my blood sugars so I get bad hypos as well. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gastric_dumping_syndrome

          August 07 at 5:53 PM view post
          • Aoife has replied to a post on the message board

            Have you done a food diary?  I found that milk caused me severe dumping for the first 3 years but I can have full fat milk now.  I also have issues with high fibre foods and cabbage but it can depend. It will get betteer with time, honest! Aoife

            August 07 at 7:34 AM view post
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              I had my children post surgery but mine was also stage 3 and I was 32 when I was diagnosed.  I had 3 months of 1 week in 4 chemo with the hope of having the surgery which I did in ferbruary 2007 and I am 40 now and my children are 3 and 4.  There is hope.

              August 02 at 3:42 PM view post
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                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

                July 30 at 6:48 PM view post
                • Aoife has replied to a post on the message board

                  I had problems with food sticking, eventually I found even liquid hard to swallow.  7+ year oesophageal cancer survivor.

                  July 30 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
                    • Aoife has replied to a post on the message board

                      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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                      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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