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  • Hermannbs has replied to a post on the message board

    Gosh, I just do not agree.  It is not a radical procedure but you are correct you need to seek out a surgeon with fast experience in the technique.  It is not a fast fix and you do not always need radiation.  As mentioned I did not have radiation. In regard to diltation I had three over the first two years and nothing over the last three and a half.I

    January 24, 2019 view post
    • Hermannbs has replied to a post on the message board

      I have to disagree with the comment about surgery.  I will tell you it is difficult, requires a surgeon with a great deal of experience, and a prolonged recovery which may entail some post procedure dilitations.

      January 24, 2019 view post
      • Hermannbs has replied to a post on the message board

        Hi, I had Esophagus Cancer diagnosed in May of 2013.  I was worked up and had surgery at MD Anderson that July.  I read that your dad is only having radiation and chemo, is he not a surgical candidate or not just at this time?  I had surgery first followed by chemo and I am here 5.5 years later.  Are they trying to shrink the size of the Timor first? There is a lot of non-sense out there is do no...

        January 24, 2019 view post
        • Hermannbs has replied to a post on the message board

          First off, I am glad your husband is cancer free. He followed pretty much the same course I did with the exception that I did not have radiation. I had surgery first followed by six months of chemo. I snore very occasionally, sleep mostly on my back (elevated) and a little on my left side. I cannot sleep on my right side, if I try I get that aspirating feeling. My health care team old me sleeping on the right si...

          May 24, 2017 view post
          • Hermannbs has replied to a post on the message board

            Yes, it is a good idea to ask your doctor questions and seek clarification on anything you do not understand or does not make sense to you. Additionally, and as you suggest, having a second set of ears is extremely important as when we are under stress, medicated, etc we do not hear much or at best only what we want. At least I do. Always write down your questions ahead of time and review them with your second ear...

            May 11, 2017 view post
            • Hermannbs has replied to a post on the message board

              My surgery was about six hours and was done conventially i.e.: it was not laproscopic or robotic. i would want to know their experience and outcomes with esphogeal surgery not their experience with bariatric surgery. Sloan Kettering is a well know cancer center and I am sure that they offer different surgical approaches. That said I would ask them directly about reoccurrence with different surgical techniques. ...

              March 16, 2017 view post
              • Hermannbs has replied to a post on the message board

                I was diagnosed in May of 2013. My stage initially indicated I required surgery but probably not chemo or ration. During the surgery they discovered the cancer was a little more invasive than initially though so I followed the surgery 12 rounds of chemo. I recently had my annual CT which showed no signs of cancer and my follow endoscopy is next month. As to your question is the surgery beneficial and worthwhile...

                March 15, 2017 view post
                • Hermannbs has replied to a post on the message board

                  Thank you and bless you both....

                  April 22, 2016 view post
                  • Hermannbs has replied to a post on the message board

                    Hi Shelly, I had an open Esophagectomy in July of '13. My surgery was done at MD Anderson by Dr. Swisher and that was followed by six months of chemo. I did not have nor need radiation. It is a big surgery regardless of whether it is done robotically or open so be prepared for that. I have CT scans in follow up every six months and have had a number of endoscopy' says well. I have had my esophagus stretched th...

                    April 20, 2016 view post
                    • Hermannbs has replied to a post on the message board

                      Not being able to get an appointment until February is totally unacceptable. I see two options to consider, the first is to have your PCP call the GI doctor directly and have him tell the guy that is unacceptable, the second option is go to a different GI Doctor. There are lots of them so do not worry about that. If you schedule with another GI I would certainly write a letter to the original Doctor, copy the loca...

                      December 10, 2015 view post
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