- Stage IV
West Virginia Dx July 2010 Stage III N2, medport and j-tube placed Sept 1 week later started Oxaliplatin, Fluorouracil,saline and 2hr Hydra twice a week, radiation machine TX2300, THE Dec 2010 John Hopkins Hospital Dr.Meneshian (relocated), many dilation's, April 2012 incisional hernia repair, August 2012 Ct scan showed possible lung mets, Sept 2012 Bronchoscopy/Endobronchial Ultrasound biopsy (not successful), Oct. 2012 Thoracoscopy, surical with Therapeutic wedge resection(EG,Mass,Nodule) verified Ec to lungs with successful 2 node removal, 3 unable due to location, Scans every 3 months Feb 2013 cancer no change below .03 mm next scan May. Continual medicine Promethazine(Phenergan), Antacid(Maalox,Mylanta Adv.etc.), Cholestyramine(Prevalite,uestran), Sucralfate(Carafate), Ranitidine(Zantac,etc.), Hydromorphone(Dilaudid). Dec 2012 (2 yrs from surgery) Dx Stage IV, Metastatic ec, terminal diagnosis and overall prognosis is poor. July 2013 clinical trial 8 week only made it to 6 treatment every other week, many weeks stopped due to low counts in either red or white blood, magnesium, potassium stopped treatment Oct.23rd,2013 also in August had two rare bacteria so started antibiotics which gave him thrush, finally cleared 2 weeks later. No change in cancer from treatment. Before planned scan on Nov.4th was rushed to ER for pain on Nov 3rd and scan showed intestinal trouble, surgery on Nov. 6th for intestinal hernia through diaphragm into chest cavity also kinked and small leak in bowel, C-Dif, 24 days in hospital 19 days in ICU. Scan Feb 24th, 2014 no change, May 19th slight growth meet with 2 possible non chemo trial, August 2014 started trial treatments every other week with scans every 2 months for a year unless trail changes protocol. Hernia 10-26-14 surgeon wants to wait till it causes problems as it it very high up and close to lungs. I am still on the trial with having to postpone a few treatments due to inflammation in my lungs. left ventricle is only at 40% which is slightly less for a 62 year old so keeping check on it also. Nights are the worse with bile reflux, otherwise doing well. Disabled and unable to work but life is good.