Well it`s nearly 2 since i had the op to remove the cancer and Barratts from my oesophagus. I can honestly say I`m feeling a lot better now but still taking pain killers.
The troubles I have had since coming home, can`t sleep flat so sleep upright with 5 pillows, used to sleep on my left but find that painful. When I first came home the tablets made me feel sick so had to talk another tablet to conteract that, feeling sick made me not want to eat. Loose bowels occasionally, and light headiness if I get up too quickly. Finally still a bit of pain in my right shoulder but apart from that doing nicely, have the odd off day but so far not many.
Food wise, now theres another story, gone off tea and coffee, used to drink gallons of tea. Small sized meals but can manage most things (except curry but never liked it before the op). Bread is my biggest problem that doesnt seem to go down well. Havent had an alcholic drink yet! have really taken a liking to full fat milk....
Saw the consultant a few weeks ago result 95% for a good recovery (obviously he couldnt do 100%) pleased with my recovery and scar healed nicely, next appointment in May 2012.
Lost 3 stone after the op, mostly from my arms, legs upper body and my bum...sitting down for long periods gets painfull (thanks for a soft pad asked for by distric nurse).
Managed to start driving again and getting out doing a few jobs in the garden nice to be out in the sunshine.