Recovery after Oesophagectomy17 Jan 2021 16:04
Husband is now 4 weeks post op(keyhole) Oesophagectomy. Physically, to look at he is okay, BUT absolutely'done in'.
He is usually a pretty fit bloke, and did a huge pre op workup,but even walking up and down the road exhausts him. Now the mental health effects are starting to kick in- going back over the rollercoaster of the last 5 months, shock of diagnosis all the treatment. Anxiety through the roof. He is well miffed at his new eating 'regime'. He is also coughing a LOT (not a Covid cough!)
i know it will take a while, I keep telling him it is early days, but what is realistic here and what can we do to make it 'easier'