I just came home from hospital , after having my esophagus removed anyone else ?
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@johnstawicki, welcome home. I'm tagging fellow members like @survivorsuz @survivorsuz @lori57216 @linda2007 @lilyjoy @socalkelly, who also have experience with esophagectomy and can offer some tips for recovery.
John, how are you feeling? Do you have a J-tube?
I am scheduled for my surgery this friday the 16th. Feeling apprehensive . . .
Welcome home John.
I'm sure your still on NPO dietary orders (nothing per oral). Feeding tube or a J tube for several more weeks. It's a learning curve but once you get the hang of it you'll do just fine. One day at a time my friend. Make sure to get plenty of rest for healing.
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Yes I do have a J-tube
Im feel fine , taking baby steps as i heal
Congrats on being home! My husband had his surgery 7/29 and after 2 weeks came home from the hospital. Recovery is not for the faint hearted. He’s on a J-tube which is working fine. He did develop pneumonia so that put him back a bit. Recommendation is to move as much as you can tolerate, and use the breathing apparatus’ they’ve given you. It will help a lot.
7 weeks post surgery he can take by mouth apple juice, popsicles – mostly clear liquids. Before the pneumonia, he was able to take avocado, mashed potatoes and canned carrots.
He’s got A LOT of nausea so that’s our current battle.
Good luck with your recovery and keep those positive vibes…
Will do thank you , I’m walking ar Ound the house and up and down the block , some exercise here and there , been home 4 days so my journey is just beginning. Thank you wishing you well
Hi all, my surgery is tomorrow morning . . . any thoughts on how I should spend my day today? Lily
Enjoy it as much as you can , eat your favorite foods ,
Hi John. Keep your positive thoughts. Sounds like being as active as you can will end up being to your advantage. You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. I am new to the group and am very thankful for all the information I have obtained. Take good care.
You do the same as well … more than conquerors …
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