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  • Forum Post: Eating problems

    My husband is now 4 fortnightly treatments into his chemo for oesophagal cancer. He has virtually stopped eating. He is not experiencing a lot of nausea, but he has completely lost his appetite. The tumour at the base of the oesophagus makes it hard for him to get food past it, and he has the...
  • Forum Post: New to this

    Hi I'm Janet and Peter, my husband was recently diagnosed with Oesophageal cancer. He had his 1st chemo on Monday. Since then he has had constant hiccups, all through his sleep too. Is this normal?
  • Forum Post: Just Diagnosed

    Hello, My Aunty was diagnosed 3 weeks ago with OC. My Mum has been very upset as its her 'little sister' (Mum is 69 and my Aunty 65). She has always been very fit and healthy, working outdoors most of her life and going for long walks and enjoying working in the garden. It just seems so unfair...
  • Forum Post: Re: Daddy just diagnosed....

    Hi Rachel, I can't say I'm glad you find yourself here. You find yourself now on a rollercoaster of emotions. But.... you are here and you face this. This site has proved so invaluable to me. I can question nurses and doctors more confidently because of information I have found here. It has...
  • Forum Post: Daddy just diagnosed....

    My dad just got diagnosed 2 weeks ago with cancer of the oesophagus after having some difficulty swallowing. In the meantime, he lost his voice and a ct scan revealed that it had spread to liver and some small focal lesions on the lungs were found. He cannot eat any solids. Ice cream is ok. He has no...
  • Forum Post: OC no surgery possible. Any sickenss/pain relief advise

    Hubby's tumour has grown back (4cm) and they can offer no more treatment.except for a stent in the future when the 'shape' is right. They've tried once but it wouldn't hold so abandoned it. If you've time, please read my profile where it's all explained). Now that rotten...
  • Forum Post: Re: It's back with a vengenace

    Ironically, the chemo unit just said the domperidone was 'to combat nausea from the chemo.' It was actually on the advice of the lovely lady I spoke to at the Oesophageal Patients Association who understood about the 'foam' and said to take two 30 mins before eating/ And, while there...
  • Forum Post: Re: It's back with a vengenace

    Hi to you Sarah: Your words are so kind - thank you. I don'[t think Domperidone is available other than with a prescription but it's a commonly prescribed anti-nausea pill (tiny thank goodness). The only difference is that on the box it says "when needed" and my hubby's been advised...
  • Forum Post: Re: It's back with a vengenace

    Hi Tony: thanks for that - I shall certainly ask for the Antepsin as well as Domperidone when we go to chemo 2morrw. It's nearly 2a.m. and I'm up cos hubby, having had a 'no food problems' day (haven't had pleasure of one of those for several weeks), woke up coughing and upchucked...
  • Forum Post: Re: It's back with a vengenace

    Dear Steve: Thanks for your words. In fact, so far, he only gets the pain after an 'episode' bringing up the frothy stuff and, thank goodness, the pain doesn't last for too long. I know that as things get worse, he will need serious pain relief - but right now, time the med kicked in, the...
  • Forum Post: It's back with a vengenace

    I haven't posted for ages. I won't bore you with details here (but have updated profile). Hubby's OC is back (4cm but no apparent spread 'scope showed) and begins chemo (3rd time lucky...) on Monday (31st), docetaxol this time; oncologist has said it's palliative but hubby says "it...
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