Hi everyone! I'll try and keep this as short as possible. I am 34 years old. In March 2019 I had an endoscopy due to persistent heartburn this showed a small hiatal hernia and NERD and was put on omeprazole. Then in May my mum was diagnosed with stage 4 oesophageal cancer and she passed over in December. After my mum's diagnosis at some point can't remember exactly when I had a couple of times where food would stick in my chest at the bottom of the oesophagus but a quick drink would resolve it and then I forgot about it. Now fast forward to yesterday during lunch while eating an apple and I had the same thing food stuck in my chest at the bottom of my oesophagus but this time water wouldn't shift it, the water was getting through but the feeling of something being stuck there and in my throat stayed until 30 minutes later after a mug of warm water.
After going through oesophageal cancer with my mum I am incredibly scared of what this might be. I'm confused also as it's only been just over a year since I had an endoscopy, could cancer develop in that time? I am going to ring the doctors today but I can't stop these thoughts that I am doomed from swirling round my head. Not to mention thinking that I'm going to be left high and dry because of the current covid 19 situation.
Any advice or just kind words would be gratefully received.