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  • Fnixon has replied to a post on the message board

    I was diagnosed with EC just above the junction in 2014. While waiting for the outcome of my first biopsy, I was told that for sure I had Barretts. Barretts is a condition that is thought to be precancerous and will eventually become cancerous. They usually have local procedures to treat Barretts.

    November 08 at 7:10 PM view post
    • Fnixon has replied to a post on the message board

      I had my surgery in August of 2014 and I live a perfectly normal healthy life. I am now 69 years old. The only changes are that I take one acid pill a day and I sleep on a six inch wedge pillow. Somehow I think there is too much variance between outcomes of the surgery. I would recommend it from my perspective.

      October 21 at 10:06 PM view post
      • Fnixon has replied to a post on the message board

        I am very sorry to hear about your husband's condition. It sounds like he is very ill to me. I don't think it is possible to sleep with eyes open with a normal functioning brain. That is just my opinion but I am not a medical person. I am sure that all our members here would say that our thoughts are with you at this time.

        October 21 at 9:56 PM view post
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          I had chemo and radiation before my esophagectomy in 2014. I didn't suffer bad side effects and I now live a normal life, eating anything I want. They told me after surgery that chemo was available but they didn't think there would be a benefit to having it.

          August 24 at 11:52 PM view post
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            I must say that the range of outcomes after surgery is huge. As outlined above I have been living a normal life post surgery. I sleep on a horizontal bed using a six inch wedge pillow. I take one acid pill a day and otherwise I am not impacted. I also didn't experience pain, only some discomfort while my muscles healed from the abdominal incision. I don't think long term survival is realistic without surgery and the ...

            July 15 at 11:25 PM view post
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              Normally they don't offer surgery unless they believe that the patient has a good chance of a total success. I was 65 when I had the surgery and I enjoy a normal life with no complications or problems. I get the impression that I am more fortunate than most. I am four years out now and so far things are clear. In my operation the bottom 2/3 of my esophagus was removed along with 1/3 of my stomach. I would not turn do...

              July 14 at 1:33 AM view post
              • Fnixon has replied to a post on the message board

                I am lucky as I have had only two incidents of acid problems sleeping,  very early on. I use a wedge pillow. I haven't used a search function on this site, if indeed there is one. However some time ago there were a number of members that talked about eating popcorn before bed as a solution to the problem. I can't imagine eating anything before bed but they seemed to say it worked for them.

                May 31 at 11:30 PM view post
                • Fnixon has replied to a post on the message board

                  I think that response by the doctor is very irresponsible and shocking. After you get her to a real doctor I think you ought to report this incident. Maybe it is time for the doctor's license to be taken away.

                  March 29 at 5:52 PM view post
                  • Fnixon has replied to a post on the message board

                    For about the first year I had the odd episode of something getting stuck. Sometimes I could voluntarily expel it. Sometimes I massaged the cavity or indentation  just above the collar bone with my finger and I could cause the obstruction to resolve itself. After that first year the problem seemed to disappear. I can now eat anything including leafy salads, grapes etc. and nothing gets stuck.

                    March 23 at 1:58 AM view post
                    • Fnixon has replied to a post on the message board

                      For the first two years after my treatment I had a CATSCAN every six months with a followup with my oncologist and surgeon. Then I was switched to a yearly interval and they will continue until five years are up. I am happy with that and wouldn't want anything less.

                      March 01 at 8:58 PM view post
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