I was diagnosed stage1 in 2010 at 57 yes old. I had suffered from reflux for years and as it got worse my doctor increased my meds. My EC was found completely by accident. I had the Ivor Lewis procedure with the gastric pull up and was in hospital for 3 weeks. I got along very well, but am divorced and had very little support. I didn't need chemo or radiation,,, but have had depression since. I also have breathing problems and aspirate into my lungs. Just got over a bout of pneumonia, I do realize how lucky I am...especially after reading everyone stories. I see a therapist for my anxiety and depression. Also I have very few problems eating...but my system is not digesting the food properly. Just had a procedure done to widen the lower part of my new esophagus so the food can pass through.
Years since diagnosed:9
Hi My name is Laura I had an Iven Lewis esophagectomy March 11 at Johns Hopkins. I do have a problem with vomiting phlem. I feel it moving up and down. Have you had this problem. Looking for a solution. read more.