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  • MariaL has replied to a post on the message board

     In a few days it will be 10 months since Joe's passing.  It's been difficult -- especially today being Valentine's Day.  I'm  keeping busy and decided to delay retirement for a few more years so I can see where life is taking me.  Glad to see you on the board and hope all is well with you.  Maria

    February 15, 2013 view post
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      Phil, fantastic news! Prayers answered.  Wishing you continued good health. Maria

      February 03, 2013 view post
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        Donna, My husband started at Stage 3 EC, had surgery and chemo and was ok for awhile and then he developed cancerous nodules in his lungs and started chemo again in October 2011.  He survived 4 years, 1 month. Maria

        November 30, 2012 view post
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          Hi Donna, I was just checking out this board which I occasionally do and saw your post.  My husband passed away in April but he had chemo treatment for esophageal cancer and also developed kidney stones.  As I remember it, his stones were caused by the chemo and were dissolvable with a liquid medication but I'm not sure what kind of medication.  Recently, I was looking back on some of my old posts and...

          November 30, 2012 view post
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            Hi everyone, It is 6 months today that Joe passed.  Soon after he passed I joined a local grief support group at my church and have been keeping myself busy. It's been a long, difficult journey and I am just beginning to feel my stress level drop.   I still check in a few times a week and read posts.  Recently, I even read some of my own posts which was difficult.  You ar...

            October 19, 2012 view discussion
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              Joe's obituary http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timesunion-albany/obituary.aspx?n=joseph-e-leboeuf&pid=157108548&fhid=4777  

              April 25, 2012 view post
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                Joe kept everything from me and I really think that once the lung nodules started to appear, about a year after the surgery, that things went downhill.  He didn't want me to go to any of his chemo appointments and drove himself to and from all chemo and Dr. appointments.  I believed what he told me about his scans and didn't want contact his oncologist for fear that the news wouldn't be so good (just my way...

                April 25, 2012 view post
                • MariaL has created a new message board discussion

                  Joe passed away this morning shortly after 3 a.m.  I was with him when he passed.  He fought such a brave fight these past 4 years and will be deeply missed by friends and family.   I will post a copy of his obituary soon.  Thank you all for your prayers and support. Maria

                  April 18, 2012 view discussion
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                    Joe made the decision last night to stop his radiation treatments (he had 2 out of the scheduled 14 treatments) and to come home with hospice.  I am going this morning with Joe's daughter to sign the paperwork and he should be home today or tomorrow.  Maria

                    April 16, 2012 view post
                    • MariaL has replied to a post on the message board

                      Thanks everyone for your support.  We have been spending long hrs. at the hospital.  Joe has had 2 radiation treatments so far with a scheduled 12 more to go.  His left arm is swollen from blood clots and he is getting heparin.  The past few days he's been eating very little and the weight loss is significant.  He keeps asking for his pain medication and I know his time is coming ve...

                      April 15, 2012 view post
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                      About marial

                      Caregiver
                      Esophageal Cancer
                      Cancer Nutrition, Cancer Treatments

                      My husband was diagnosed with Stage 3 EC in March 2008 and had surgery followed by chemo -- so far, so good. We live in Upstate NY with our 12 yr. old Yorkie named Reine.

                      UPDATE 9/2/12: Joe passed away on 4/18/12 after a 4-year courageous battle with EC

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