I was diagnosed with stomach cancer in January 2018. The Canada Cancer Agency took me right away under their wings. First 4 rounds of chemo, every second week, then, after a month's rest an operation with the net result that my whole stomach was removed plus the very bottom part of my esophagus.
At the end of May 2018, a second attempt was tried with chemo, just as a security, but I was not yet strong enough for it.
At the end of August 2018 radiation with oral chemo was started with a 5 week, 5 days/week plan. The first part of that was quite OK. The second half wore me out quite a bit. Lack of appetite, weight loss, trouble swallowing, dizziness, nausea, diarrhea, weakness....
As my weight was getting rather low, I was then hospitalized for 3 weeks with an intravenous TPN (total parental nutrition).
I am now, after 4 months of the end of radiation/chemo, in recovery. It seems to be very slow going. Tiredness, dizziness, some eating problems, odd sensations inside of me on and off, a occasional diarrhea.
I would like to hear from others with this kind of cancer. After treatment side effects, long term side effects, after care by the medical profession etc.
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