Well. We got the worst possible news today.. husband has cancer in the lower oesophagus. There's a definite tumour that showed up on the ct, but not the endoscopy (is that normal?). The consultant said they saw 2 inflammation spots on the lungs, but thought they were just infection if he had aspirated some reflux recently, (which is entirely possible).
He has to wait for an appointment for a pet scan to determine the grade/stage of the cancer or of its spread anywhere else.. hopefully that should happen in the next 2 weeks..
To say we are gutted would be an understatement especially having to tell his 2 girls (17 & 15). Husband is only 48, we only got married in January.
We came home from the hospital today with a macmillan information book and bags full supplements. I'm also making it my mission for him to not lose any more weight so the fridge is stocked with full fat milk, double cream, butter etc (all as per dietician's advice).
We'll know more with the pet scan and what the treatment options will be from there (op&chemo/ chemo&op&radio). However hubby is determined he's fighting it tooth and nail, he said there's no way he's leaving his girls or me behind!!
Thing is he doesn't look ill, he doesn't feel ill. When he manages to eat he's "normal". I just hope on hope that we caught it in time. I know that symptoms present a while after the cancer has set in and by then it's sometimes already progressed. Although the weight loss has been happening since end of January the choking symptoms etc presented May time and the 1st gp appointment was June.
Again. Thank you for reading. I would imagine I'll be on here quite a bit for advice when the treatment starts. (I actually feel better myself having written all this down). Thanks again.