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When is a Sandwich a Sandwich?

Posted by Mimspicker on Friday, July 20, 2007

July 20, 2007

Just a short update.  All my treatments ended this past Tuesday!  Now it's a waiting game for some healing and testing in about six weeks.  I have noticed a great improvement in my ability to swollow especially since radiation therapy was completed.  Radiation did nothing but inflame the esophagus.  I have a great GI Doctor that kept my esophagus open so I could eat.

So now the answer  to my question: When is a sandwich a sandwich?  When was today!  Bread is one of the foods that I have not been able to eat over tha past four months.  Kinda turned into doughballs and got stuck in the esophagus.  Today I was able to eat a small BBQ pork sandwich and then a hot dog...both tasted great!!!!

Thanks again for your prayers, thoughts and words of encouragement.  You don't know how much your support meant to me during my treatments.


6 comments on “When is a Sandwich a Sandwich?”

Mr. Quimby Says:
Friday, July 20, 2007 @9:26:26 PM

Im' sure you must be relieved to have the treatments over and to be able to eat comfortably.  I hope the follow-up tests show taht everything has been taken care of.  You have definitely been in my thoughts a great deal.  I am glad to hear that things are going well.


sawyer 12 Says:
Friday, July 20, 2007 @10:55:35 PM

Thats great news Bill, just think positive for the next six weeks.

Joanchek Says:
Saturday, July 21, 2007 @1:24:29 AM

Keep up the good work!  One BBQ at a time.... bet that sandwich was delicious!!!

89red1500 Says:
Wednesday, August 1, 2007 @5:53:02 PM

bill im glad to see your doing good and posting here. now you can get some weight back on . i hope to see you soon. im keeping you in  my prayers,    your brother in christ,  bk

Nancy Says:
Thursday, August 2, 2007 @11:57:10 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you and the healing. I just read your blog. It sounds as though you are doing better. Keep healing, and we will keep praying.



LeftClaw Says:
Monday, August 6, 2007 @10:52:31 AM

Bill, having just met you yesterday, I wasnt aware of your battle with cancer. Ive just read all of your blogs, and I see youve been through a big battle. Sounds like yer fightin through it and stayin strong! My thoughts and prayers are with ya my banjo friend! Take care my friend and keep us updated!

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