Swallowing more difficult since chemo started
70Mags6 hours ago
My.dear mum (previously active & healthy 73 yr old) was diagnosed with T2/3 oesophageal cancer in February after experiencing swal...
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haward2 days ago
I need some advice.
I have received the following email - "When I had my operation, they removed my spleen. I had penicillin tablets f...
Chemo side effects advice please
Hidden5 days ago
Hi everyone - I've been browsing posts from the "sidelines" but now hope you can give me some advice for my mum who was diagnosed with Oesop...
Nerve Damage Pain
lilia6 days ago
Had anyone every tried a Tens machine to releave nerve damage pain? I had complications following my op 9years ago and had a chest drain in ...
9.5 year esophageal cancer survivor and type 1 diabetic having issues with hypos
AoifeMcC6 days ago
I am a type 1 diabetic as well as a 9.5 year esophageal cancer survivor - does anyone else have type 1 and have issues with random low blood...
dumping again - and again.
patchworker8 days ago
I'm feeling really down. I was going to say fed up, but I don't want to even think about food.
I'm 6 years post op., and quite ...
Toilet accidents ?
rachelthomas9 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...
Newbie to site and LPR, but not to GERD
Hidden11 days ago
Hello everyone, I hope I've come to the right place. I have suffered for the last 10/12 years with reflux and started on omepresol 20 mg u...
pain to ribs front and back
steve4511 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...
rachelthomas11 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.
Farrah12 days ago
Just a quick question my dad is 13 months post op and has been doing fantastically well he has gained 3 stones and looks really wel...
Arrhythmia and Low Blood Pressure ?
kierank12 days ago
I had my IL almost 10 months ago and have been doing very well until a few days ago . About an hour or so after my usual morning meal of cra...
fortunatus12 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...
Getting the best from our community?
OPA_AlanM13 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...
patchworker14 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...
sickness post Ivor Lewis op
kiddy15 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...
The_OPA16 days ago
Medical tags are a way of telling emergency services about your situation.
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THE IVOR LEWIS PROCEDURE (first suggested in 1946) - illustration taken from a medical text book on surgery.
gutlesswonder16 days ago
Above is a relatively simplified diagram of the principal stages of this operation.
The two major incisions are shown in A, as relates to a s...
Ivor lewis problems
Hidden17 days ago
Hi my name is john had ivor lewis at sept 1 2014 but still getting chest and back pain.
At moment taking 75mg amitriptyline at nig...
Total gastrectomy and persistent diarrhoea
Nurcanak17 days ago
My husband is suffering from prolonging diary and Weight
loss post op total gastrectomy 1,5 years ago.
İf any advice to cope with it
PPIs - more bad news
gutlesswonder18 days ago
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Scully2118 days ago
Hi everyone hope all doing well, my dad had op hurray all well on week 3 he home .
But he very low because he can only have 1 litre of water ...
Post Ivor Lewis OP
Suelue24 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...
Sleeping with wedge pillow
margie1a month 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...
Turnertwins16a month ago
I eat a bag of jakemans sweets a day cos I've stopped smoking is this bad n can it harm me I think I'm addicted to them can someone help me ...
Does Anyone know if there are alternatives to Stents?
Hiddena month ago
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...
Acarbose - experiences ?
violetqueena month ago
Hi - haward and gutless and others - I've been prescribed this but don't feel happy about the prospect .
It's a response to episodes I get so...
Pre surgery jitters
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...
Very worried - any advice please?
Kayanne1980a month ago
I am very concerned that my throat issues could be throat, windpipe or esophageal cancer.
My symptoms started mid January after I stopped smo...
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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