I'm truly sorry to be so down but I suppose I'm just being honest. My husband was diagnosed in July last year with stage 3, he had pretty radical chemo and then the Ivor Lewis op in late October. He was told he had a good chance. Post-op he had no chemo or scan and went off to recover. Some weeks later, around Christmas, we felt as if he was making some slow progress, this continued, but I posted here about weight loss and chemo brain as we seemed to have started going backwards, and the last 2-3 weeks he became more tired and weak and then short of breath, a lot of difficulty eating, and I took him to see 3 different GPs all of whom could find no cause for his symptoms. Finally on Monday I took him to A&E and he was admitted first to our local hospital and then transferred to the upper GI team where he had his op last October.
2 days ago we were given the terrible news that his cancer has spread into his liver and a rib. Also he has a pleural effusion (fluid on his lung) and there's a big problem with some kind of obstruction , they called it nodes, preventing his food from being processed through his digestive system, fluid had all backed up swelling his stomach and they've been aspirating this through a naso-gastric tube, 2 litres initially and gradually less. No wonder my poor darling was having difficulty eating. He's on IV fluids, 3 different IV antibiotics, and oxygen.
So it was all for nothing, he's been given months to live , possibly, and he was offered chemo to give him more time, but he said he couldn't go through with that again. They are gradually introducing soft foods today, soup and jelly, and this will increase gradually depending on the obstruction. If that doesn't work he'll have a naso-gastric feeding tube inserted and will be fed that way. Once his nutrition needs are met he'll come home and I hope that his remaining time on this earth will be spent in comfort surrounded by love.