I was diagnosed on 7/5/05, after waiting anxiously over a three-day holiday weekend for my biopsy results. Had chemo & rads in the fall of 2005, and a modified Ivor Lewis on 2/27/06. had a lot of complications, was in the hospital almost 2 months, went home on a a feeding tube and a still healing incisinal wound. Spent the first year depressed, then discovered it was a side effect of the Reglan Rx, and got better when I stopped that drug. Had horrendous reflux/aspiration the first three years or so until I discovered the Prevacid was making it worse, no better, and stopped that too. Eight years out, I am doing pretty well, and am on as few prescriptions as possible. Once in a while, they talk me into somethingnew, I go through a week or two of horrendous symptoms until I have the sense to toss the stuff out. When will I learn?
Years since diagnosed:13