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Posted by Cheryl on August 20, 2000 at 23:11:33:

In Reply to: Re: Stomach/Esophagus Cancer posted by Ruth P. on April 30, 2000 at 20:42:43:

: : My father was diagnosed in June of 1999 with stomach
: : and esophogus cancer. He was able to have surgury and is now going through chemo. He has lost a lot of weight and finds it hard to keep food down. I am looking for anyone out there who has some advice to help him gain weight, as well as support.
: : We need a miracle, I would love to be able to tell him of a stomach cancer survivor story- are there any out there??????
: : Please e-mail me at
: : shake130@aol.com
: : Thank you - Susan

: Hi Susan,
: My sister has cancer.She also lost her appetite.She drank ENSURE. You can also make milk shakes with it. Hope your dad is doing okay.

Hello Susan,
My mother was diagnosed with esophogas and stomach cancer approximately thirty years ago. She has radial surgery removing all of her stomach. A small pouch was created with small intestine tissue. She is still alive today, however as you can imagine her quality of life has certainly been compromised. Over the years she has tried many things from baby food to high nutrition supplements. I think an average weight for her would be 120 pounds, at her best since surgery she was probably 110. She is currently less than 70 pounds so I guess we are on the down hill side. She is drinking a high calorie product now but I do not recall what it is. I will try to find out. I truly wish your father and your family all the strength in the world. If you are interested in learning more about what my mother has done please email me and I will try to get her to communicate via email.
cheryl



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