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  • tankyjoe has replied to a post on the message board

    Hit tax . I basically had the same scenario as you about nine or 10 years ago and have gone up and down with different problems including two Heidel hernia‘s aspirate pneumonia I went from 235 pounds to 135 pounds and now I am at 145 pounds I kind of work during that duration but didn’t do the same physical work that I did before it’s been a long hard road but well worth it with four grandchildren and all my kids be...

    November 15 at 1:51 PM view post
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      I was diagnosed with stage2b EC about 10 years ago . I went through chemo and rad then surgery. I am 66 years old now and blessed to be alive. It’s been a long ride but all the hurt and trials have been worth it. Yes there is life after this but it’s not easy. I have continued to work for most of the time and I have been at my three kid’s weddings and now have 4 grandchildren . My life changed considerably but I am a...

      November 15 at 11:40 AM view post
      • tankyjoe has replied to a post on the message board

        I'm six years survivor of this cancer after chemo and radiation and surgery it hasn't been easy I'm 64 years old getting ready to retire and have been working about four years since I was diagnosed .I am a 35 year welder And believe welding caused the turmor.I had many people praying for me throughout this nightmare. And believe prayers are why I survived.iwent from 235 lbs to144 and don't seem to be able to eat enou...

        August 12, 2016 view post
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          Im 5 years after chemo rad and surgery .I still have pain in my stomach after eating especially if I dont chew alot and eat slowly. I found for me because I hurt my back on a jet ski that valum helped relax my stomach muscles and lessened the pain. I take 5mg 3 times a day and it helps me alot I dont know if its for everyone but has helped me .Good luck with this and God bless you Because prayer is what has gotten me...

          June 30, 2016 view post
          • tankyjoe has replied to a post on the message board

            HI My name is Steve Im 64 I dont type well but  my story may help I was told I had  a 7 inch tumor about 6 years ago I had chemo and 26 or so rad treatments and the tumor scrank to 3 and 1/2 inches with no live  cancer cells found. My doctors say there could be a good posibilty of retuning cancer if no surgury so I had them cut it out.It has been a long haul with asperating and getting phenmonia a...

            June 29, 2016 view post
            • tankyjoe has replied to a post on the message board

              Judy My name is Steve I was diagnosed with stage 2 to 3 esophageal cancer 31/2 years ago Went through chemo and rad and shrunk my 7 inch tumor to 31/2 inches they then found no live cancer cells but docs said cut it out I had surgery and have been fighting ever since but praise God Im still alive and working I had a lot of support and prayers and find myself still working at 62 as a welder crane operator on water ta...

              May 12, 2015 view post
              • tankyjoe has replied to a post on the message board

                Hi I am not much at typing and my spelling is bad also but I may be able to help Its been about 4years sence I was dianoised with the same cancer  7 inch tumor at the top of my stomache I went through chemo and radiation and it srunk it down to 3 plus inches They went back in and checked to see if the cancer cells had died and didnt find any live cancer cells my doctor still sugested i have the surgury because o...

                March 28, 2015 view post
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