Diagnosed at 44 years old in 2004 after 20+ years of thinking Rolaids was a food group. Aside from cancer my only other issue was that I was overweight, which I had been all my life. Had a transthorasicesophagectomy with gastric pull-up (TTE) on Dec 30, 2004. Technically at this point I was cancer free. I agreed to post-surgery chemo and radiation to ensure that if any stray cancer cells got loose they would be eradicated. I survived surgery but the chemo and radiation almost killed me. But I kicked its but before it could kick mine. First NED report Dec 2004 and ever since. Recently (Aug 2013) I saw my Radiation Oncologist for, hopefully the last time. Never take your life for granted, this is life, no one gets out alive. Treasure your moments...
Years since diagnosed:15