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.
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.
Saturday, July 21, 2007 @1:24:29 AM
Keep up the good work! One BBQ at a time.... bet that sandwich was delicious!!!
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
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.
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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