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    Aofie Thanx for replying...I am freaking out thinking of worse case scenarios... Did you have the headaches after vomiting? She is fine when she does not vomit but as soon as she vomits she will have a bad headache.was your similar?

    February 19, 2015 view post
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      Did anyone experience headaches right after vomiting? My mom had esophagectomy 2 months back and is in between her post op chemo cycles...whenever she vomits or retches she has severe headache that would last for about 5 Min...this happened thrice this week...I want to know if this is normal during chemo( she is on paclitaxel,cisplatin, 5 fun). Anyone with same symptoms?

      February 19, 2015 view discussion
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        Hi, The above post did explain it well...high grade dysplasia is a precursor of cancer and although you feel scared right now remind yourself that you are one of the lucky few who caught it before it changed to cancer. The surgery is a tough one but trust me you will get through just fine... Ask the doc if they are willing to do a 'minimally invasive surgery'which will make the recovery easier than the open surgery.....

        February 06, 2015 view post
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          Vomiting is a common side effect after surgery for most of us..she needs to learn how to eat again...small quantities many times is the rule... Some may become sensitive to some kinds of food after surgery even though they did not have a problem before..and also she should be sleeping with head elevation... If she sleeps flat she will vomit.. She should not be sleeping immediately after eating.. A short walk after ea...

          January 24, 2015 view post
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            Hi My mom was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in September... She had her surgery on Dec 17th...I heard of dr.yeshi's medicine too and I recently got them...my mom still didn't start using it as she had her surgery recently and because it was on the esophagus she just started oral intake... She will start taking the meds really soon for prevention... Fingers crossed they will work I am hearing a lot of good things ...

            December 31, 2014 view post
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              Hi karie, My mom aged 56 had her esophagectomy on Dec 17...we just got home today..we got discharged on 26th but wanted to stay near the hospital for the first few days as it was a 300mile far...I know the scary feeling all too well and I guess whatever anyone tells you that feeling will stay till you come out of the surgery...but let me tell you itz going to be fine...every thing is going to turn out perfect and we...

              December 31, 2014 view post
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                Quote | Reply My mom is diagnosed  with stage 3 esophageal cancer two months back and she is on her second cycle of chemo..my concern is she is having these small painful swelling on the forearm..she had one right after her first cycle which stayed for about 10 ddaysand later regressed..she has one now..it started yesterday small 3x3 cm swelling which is mildly painful...will go to the onc tmrw..I a...

                October 30, 2014 view discussion
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                  My mom is diagnosed  with stage 3 esophageal cancer two months back and she is on her second cycle of chemo..my concern is she is having these small painful swelling on the forearm..she had one right after her first cycle which stayed for about 10 ddaysand later regressed..she has one now..it started yesterday small 3x3 cm swelling which is mildly painful...will go to the onc tmrw..I am thinking they are abscess...

                  October 30, 2014 view discussion
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                    Thanx I will surely get in touch...we are actually planning to take her to dharmasala for the tibetian ayurvedic treatment but she is too fatigued from the chemo to travel that far..maybe after the chemo..the auyvedic medicine your dad is taking,can we combine it with conventional therapies? Or should it be taken alone?

                    October 26, 2014 view post
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                      HI..my mom is recently diagnosed with esophageal cancer (stage 3 squamous cell carcinoma) she is taking chemo(paclitacxel,cisplatin,5 fu) before tthey reasses her for surgery..i have been reading about alternative n nutritional therapies and came across vitamin c which looked promising..has anyone used it? How much iv dosage has to be given? Can be started on high dosage or shouod we gradually increase her dose?Can i...

                      October 26, 2014 view discussion
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