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    My husband has also decided to forgo after surgery chemo. He was so ill with the 9 weeks of chemo before the op. he thought he wouldn't survive another intensive 9 weeks after. He had Asophageal cancer that was in an operable position and after the chemo and a massive op 18 months later is doing well. It is a personal choice whether to start or continue chemo and if the person thinks it's going to be detrimental to t...

    June 20 at 8:32 AM view post
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      My husband had chemo in Jan/Feb/March and also still has chemo brain. He has been taking zinc to help but it still kicks in now and again.

      September 14, 2012 view news story
      • simsan has replied to a post on the message board

        Now my husband is in his 5/6 week he is eating everything but in moderation. Depression and not being able to be as active as he always has been is the biggest things. In hospital the nutritionalists wanted him on blended foods for six weeks; however, when the surgeon walked in and saw the food he cracked up and said to get rid of that muck as he had left a good size openig. We immediately started on scrambled eggs, ...

        April 29, 2012 view post
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          Good Luck to you both. It is a roller coaster ride and you're right ignorance is sometimes bliss. My husband was diagnosed Xmas week; since then he's had ghemo to shrink the tumour which was down near the stomach and found early. He had his op on the 19th March and after 2 weeks in hospital and 3 weeks at home is starting to get back to some type of normality before the Oncologist talks him into another round of...

          April 27, 2012 view post
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            How sad these things are we have to somehow deal with. To leave behind past memories thinking trying to think only of the good times is really a difficult thing to do but for your own peace of mind a way must be found. I have lost many family and friends and now I try and remember the special little ways they each had and that helps. The worse thing about the chemo was the mis-onformation. ie you may get sore feet an...

            April 16, 2012 view post
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              I only found out the name dumping off here too, however it has been a problem but is slowly lessening. It's sad when one has a good Dr and then loses them in one way or another. I'm sorry about that We have a good one who's Indian but have heard he's considering going into the natural side of things. I hope he doesn't. My Husband is supposed to have a second round of chemo but after the bad side affects last tim...

              April 16, 2012 view post
              • simsan has created a new message board discussion

                Hi all, My husband had his op 4 weeks ago today. He still has feeding tube in and can't wait to be rid of it. His tumour was close to the stomach and 6cm of oesophagus and less than one third of the stomach was removed. At 3 weeks he was being given pureed food and the surgeon said no way, start small and experiment. The biggest problem is the dumping and we are addressing this with meds. The local Dr has given him z...

                April 16, 2012 view discussion
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