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Hi. Newbee here. I have recently been diagnosed with cancer of the oesophagus. However i will be having curitive surgery in Sheffield in the new year. So its a positive prognosis for me. I think i am pretty certain i am going to make it. I have 6 to 8 weeks of chemo lined up pre surgery  Any support from you lovely people on here would be appriciated. I am lucky that i have a lovely lady to support me. I am 69 male who has never smoked  but still have a lot of living to do! Sending positive vibes from Sheffield. Regards chris

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Hi Chris

Welcome to the online community and we know that you never thought in your wildest dreams you would end up in this place but unfortunately your journey has brought you us and we will try and give you as much support as you need.

I like your positive attitude, keep focused on all the little things in life that you've always wanted to do and make that your goal going forward.

I would like to invite you to join our Gullet (oesophagus) cancer group and introduce yourself to the very friendly members who are all very supportive towards each other.

You can always come on here or into the oesophagus group at anytime for a chat or to ask questions, theres always someone about to listen to you.


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Hi Chris, , a second welcome to the community,

May I invite you to add a bit to your profile so that folk can see where you are " coming from" b so you don't have to keep repeating yourself.

As  says, keep up the positive attitude. It definitely helps.

Good luck with the chemo b surgery. Let us know how the op goes.

Fear of the unknown is the worst thing. Once we know what we're facing, we find the strength to deal with it.