Well my esophagogastroduodenoscopy (the procedure where they put a camera down your pie hole) looked a little bleak today, couldn’t even get a scope down into my stomach or small intestine, Big Ol’ mass of tumor blocked the way. Here are a couple of pictures for your viewing pleasure….not so much.
I’m not sure where this leaves the prognosis for future treatments, the Doc mentioned zapping my esophagus with concentrated radiation to reduce the tumor, I’m not sure if that is still in the cards. I’m pretty sure I’m headed for a feeding tube or stent, I’m voting for the feeding tube because the stent means permanent soft foods for the rest of my life. I’d rather err on the side of hope and a feeding tube can be removed if my tumor some how shrinks and real food becomes a possibility. I’ll see my Doc again on the 26th, and I’m sure she’ll have the route forward plotted for me.
I’m down to 32″ waist pants, which I haven’t seen since seventh grade. I turned sideways in the mirror this morning and found I’m looking a little flat fish-ish. My ass has evaporated completely, and my arms and legs are looking like a fairly advanced geriatric Trent… If ever I was going to live to be a skinny 90 year old I now know what I’d look like.
I’m off to Mexico in the morning, we’ll be there a week, but it’s looking like blended tacos might be a new thing…lol. The side benefit of all this is I really don’t have to worry about skin cancer anymore lol, come on sunshine! I’m looking forward to becoming one with a poolside lounge chair. Sleeping, reading, and sipping will be the order of the day, this will be the first of many varied trips Kelly and I are planning. My goal is to go as long and as hard as I can with what time I have left. I would encourage all of you to do the same!