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Oesophageal- really lost and stressed

16 Nov 2020 13:56

Hi all, 

fishing for info. Just had a call from the unit. I am super stressed and upset- but I don't know what to do.

The unit said op date been pushed back to 16th dec due to needing antibiotics for 'something ' on the lung !!!

Now they are going to do a minimally invasive oesophagectomy whatever that is!!!

and  a 'partial' response to chemo.

OMG what does all this mean!!!!Will he be home for Xmas .........

Any info gratefully received.

Oesophageal- really lost and stressed

18 Nov 2020 18:36 in response to Hilts

Hello Hilts

I'm sorry to hear that your husband's surgery has been pushed back. It's understandable that you're feeling worried but it sounds as if they hospital want to make sure he is as well as possible before the operation which would be sensible. 

Minimally invasive surgery is another term for keyhole surgery. We do have some information about this on our website here which may answer some of your questions but I'd suggest giving our team of nurses a call to chat things through. I'm sure that they will be able to give you some more information and support. 

If you'd like to speak to them they are available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm on 0808 800 4040. 

I hope that all goes smoothly and that he is home again in time for Christmas. 

Best wishes, 
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