Just got home after having my esophagus removed: Recovery tips?

Posted by johnstawicki @johnstawicki, Sep 13 3:55pm

Esophagus cancer
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?

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I am scheduled for my surgery this friday the 16th. Feeling apprehensive . . .

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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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@colleenyoung

@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?

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Yes I do have a J-tube

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@colleenyoung

@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?

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Im feel fine , taking baby steps as i heal

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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…

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@socalkelly

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…

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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

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Hi all, my surgery is tomorrow morning . . . any thoughts on how I should spend my day today? Lily

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@lilyjoy

Hi all, my surgery is tomorrow morning . . . any thoughts on how I should spend my day today? Lily

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Positive thoughts!!!!!

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@lilyjoy

Hi all, my surgery is tomorrow morning . . . any thoughts on how I should spend my day today? Lily

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Enjoy it as much as you can , eat your favorite foods ,

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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.

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@bookelly

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.

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You do the same as well … more than conquerors …

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