Thursday, July 21, 2016
Esophageal Cancer Education Foundation
ECEF support group for my hubby. He "attended" his first monthly conference call last night. He was able to ask the question"which surgery is best". There were multiple answers, but all the answers boiled down to what his surgeon told him, the shorter one is easier as long as there are no complications. If there is a complication, which do occur 50% of the time, it is life threatening due to the incision being so close to the heart and lungs. There other thing he learn last night is, if one is willing to push oneself to eat and exercise, one does well. As long as he gains enough weight, he plans to have the esophagectomy August 12th.