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  • Aoife has replied to a post on the message board

    I was a bit younger than your husband at 32 when I was diagnosed with stage 3.  I turned 40 last year and have a 4.5 and 3.5 year old. I married my husband 2 weeks post chemo back in 2006 and he made we do some swimming pre the surgery - I did find that it helped me get fit for the surgery. Best wishes, Aoife

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    • Aoife has replied to a post on the message board

      The weight is the worst bit, when you know then you know what you need to fight.  Best wishes to you - I found out on the 2nd October 2006, still here and I married and have had two children since that.

      January 18 at 11:03 AM view post
      • Aoife has replied to a post on the message board

        I was 32 when I was diagnosed with squamous cell - not a smoker and drank very little - I had chemo then surgery, for me it was so that I could not always be worried and also so that I could try for a family - we have a 3.5 and 4.5 year old and I turned 40 last year.

        January 08 at 8:39 PM view post
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          It does get easier with time - I had a total oesophagectomy and apart from occasional dumping (I also avoid certain foods, sleep with 3 pillows) and when I get a bad cold (they last longer) I have a normal life considering what has happened (8 year survivor stage 3).

          December 29 at 9:52 AM view post
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            My then new husband tried to get me to do as much swimming as possiible to get fit prior to the surgery (I had my surgery 9th February 2007).  My husband and I are 8 years married today, we married 2 weeks post chemo.  I was 32 when I had the surgery and yes, I did have a really tough time of it for the first 6 months post surgery but I am still here and there are two wonderful and loved little people here ...

            December 29 at 9:47 AM view post
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              I was in hospital for 2 months post surgery - I got double pneumonia then my kidneys decided to fail so I was on temporary dialysis and had to be resusitated 3 times - I was diagnosed stage 3 2nd October 2006.  I went on to have 2 children post surgery (a 4.5 year old boy and a 3.5 year old girl) and turned 40 earlier this year.  I also have other health issues including type 1 diabetes (over 29 years), th...

              December 26 at 9:10 AM view post
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                I got that pneumonia vaccine first time this year as well as the usual flu vaccine.  It has helped a lot, I forgot about that.  I am a long standing type 1 diabetic, have thyroid issues and sarcoidosis. Best wishes, Aoife

                December 25 at 9:00 AM view post
                • Aoife has replied to a post on the message board

                  One of my uncles got another 40 years - he was stage 4 stomach/oesophageal cancer and got the cancer in his 40's - he died the same day as my mother 40 years later from another unrelated cancer.  He was so good to me when I was diagnosed - I still miss him.

                  December 24 at 8:44 AM view post
                  • Aoife has replied to a post on the message board

                    I can relate - we have so much on - my husband is not well and I have two other very sick relatives including my daddy.  I get no support from family with my children and am at constant risk of night time low blood sugars which can kill very quickly (I get them from my new digestive system). I do have the love and support of my husband even though he is ill and I do have my children that make my life - I love t...

                    December 23 at 8:11 PM view post
                    • Aoife has replied to a post on the message board

                      i ate whatever would not make me sick at first post surgery but I had a lot of ginger ale, I started to eat fish pate which had a lot of tomato in it as I was able to keep it down and it was high in protein.  I am an unusual case in that I am a long term type 1 diabetic so I have to manage that condition that is affected by the surgery.  I eat curries because I like them as well as them being good for me bu...

                      December 23 at 7:57 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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