The Oesophageal Patients Association (OPA) aims to support those who have undergone, or may undergo, surgery and other treatments for oesophageal and...Read more
Sleeping with wedge pillow
margie124 days agoPOPULAR
Hi I have tried sleeping with s wedge pillow but I just slide down the bed and keep waking up with reflux/heartburn which irritates my throa...
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Pre surgery jitters
Hiddena month ago
Hi my husband Roy is almost at the end of his 3ed per chemo and has a pre ok assesment on 7th April. How long after this is the operation ca...
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fortunatus7 days ago
I chose this title (whether it's good Latin or not) because I felt incredibly lucky to have survived (so far) the ordeal of oesophageal can...
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patchworker8 days ago
After reading Gutless's post about PPIs a few days ago, I decided to try to do without Esomeprazole and just use Gaviscon, and so far my he...
pain to ribs front and back
steve455 days ago
Morning all I am now 10 months ivor lewis post op and still sore around rib cage front and back more so of a night is this normal I spoke t...
PPIs - more bad news
gutlesswonder12 days ago
[Poster's comment:- " It is suggested that anyone worried by these findings should print off this article and utilize it to highlight their ...
dumping again - and again.
patchworker2 days ago
rachelthomas6 days ago
I keep reading about hypos and insulin rush, will my husband have to omit sugar from his diet after Ivor Lewis op, please advise
Pinching near tummy scar
Beatrice90a month ago
Hi all, I am 2 and a half years post Ivor Lewis op and doing very well. I sometimes experience a weird sort of pinching just to the right of...
sickness post Ivor Lewis op
kiddy9 days ago
Hi had Ivor Lewis op 5 weeks ago. Had reflux a few times. Last night couldn't eat much and have had 3 bouts of severe sickness just bringing...
Weight gain struggles
westhamwhita month ago
I am 2 years post op and still struggling to put on weight. I eat like a horse and don't seem to be able to gain any weight. I have develope...
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Toilet accidents ?
rachelthomas4 days ago
Hi l have been adviced, accidents can happen whilst out and about. Would I be wise to carry spare underwear, wipes etc. Trying to be prepare...
Post Ivor Lewis OP
Suelue18 days ago
Hi everyone, 3 months on from his operation and my son has had his 2nd dilatation and his jejunostomy tube removed. I can't tell you how muc...
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Acarbose - experiences ?
violetqueena month ago
Hi - haward and gutless and others - I've been prescribed this but don't feel happy about the prospect...
Ivor lewis problems
Hidden11 days ago
Very worried - any advice please?
Kayanne1980a month ago
I am very concerned that my throat issues could be throat, windpipe or esophageal cancer...
Getting the best from our community?
OPA_AlanM7 days ago
Every so often I wonder how we are meeting the needs of people who come on to this community, and think about whether there are things we sh...
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Scully2113 days ago
Hi everyone hope all doing well, my dad had op hurray all well on week 3 he home...
Does Anyone know if there are alternatives to Stents?
Hi, My mum has terminal oesophageal cancer high in her throat, near to the junction with her windpipe. She cannot swallow even her saliva (s...
Farrah6 days ago
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