Hi.my husband is going in for surgery tomorrow. We are so scared as they take the esophagus out and stretch the stomach up to attach it to what's left. He is feeling very low and anxious. I dont know how to help him. Has anyone had this surgery?
Hi I had the exact thing March 21. Will be in hospital approx 10 to 14 days. I came out exactly 14 days after operation. Spent next few month recovering. Worked on eating and diet and srarting getting fit by walking and swimming bit by bit. August I went back to work full time. Its been almost 16 months since operation and I'm still doing brilliant. Things are really good now with the operation and often go really well. If you're at the point of operation it's because they expect it's going to work otherwise they wouldn't put you through it. Wishing you all the best. Take care Dave.
It's over now and hopefully start recovery. You've done well it's so much harder for the partner not going through it just waiting. A day or so they'll start physio with him. Work on his breathing exercises. 2 to 4 days maybe out of bed and small walks. He will slowly get sips of water then eventually soft food. More exercises and further walks around the wards. If all goes well back home anywhere between 9 to 14 days from operation. It all depends on individual.