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Gullet (oesophagus) cancer

A support group for anyone affected by gullet cancer (also known as oesophageal cancer) to come together, share experiences and ask questions.

13 Years Ago Today Since Surgery...

crystalclear
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It’s 13 years ago today when I had surgery for cancer of the oesophagus. As usual, each year, I like to mark progress here on my blog which I began all those years ago, as well as saying Hi to anyone who was around back then.

https://community.macmillan.org.uk/cancer_experiences/general_cancer_discussions/f/general_cancer_discussions-13/3544/surviving-oesophageal-cancer?pi5520=82#76912

I’m doing well, but who could have imagined the Corvid 19 virus, the subsequent lockdown and how disruptive it’s been to everyone, and in particular to cancer patients and their treatment. I hope you all get the treatment you need with good outcomes.

My Bucket List gets longer instead of shorter as I keep adding new interests and hobbies. I still paint , but have taken up many other things as well, some of which I’m useless at, such as crochet. 

To anyone reading this I wish you all the very best in your journey. Stay focussed, be strong and make little steps.

To the NHS I have much to thank you for, you gave me the best of care and I’m eternally grateful to those doctors and nurses.

Love and light

Crystal xx

BrentS
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Well done Crystal.
You continue to offer hope to all those recently diagnosed and us survivors of some years.
I am 6 years (2289 days) post surgery.

Counting the days, making every day count.

Brent

crystalclear
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Many thanks Brent. It sounds as though you’re doing great as well and long may it continue. I’m sure you’re like me in that you make every second count and thankful every day.

All the best to you.

Crystal x

Jayneyhorsey
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Hi Crystal and wow, what an inspiring lady you are. I’m facing my ‘op’ tomora morning and I’m absolutely petrified!  Thanks for posting such an uplifting post and your lovely comment on my post too. Take care and I’ll let you know how it goes. Lots of love Jayne xxx

dmac4x4
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Hi Crystal, must admit it's been a long time since I visited the site. At nearly 8 years I've sort of forgotten about the whole oesophageal cancer thing. Only if I over indulge I remember but again soon forgotten. Keeping well and fit, still working albeit part time and cycling about 100+km a week. Also, a regular gym bunny but that's been curtailed due to Corona virus. 

Just to say once more to all who are recovering, keep going as it does get better.

Denis