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I eat my breakfast , two slices of slightly toasted bread with marmalade and fruit - a banana and a grapefruit with black tea. No ploblem. For lunch I have a bowl of soup, a little cheese with a cracker and some dark chocolate and a buscuit - no problem, Sometimes after dinner I get a complete blockage, my mouth then fills up with saliva and I have had to cause myself to vomit to get my oesophagus clear. It happened once last week. When it is stuck I cannot drink at all, even mineral water. I try to avoid the blockage by chewing well and swallowing in small portions, and drinking while eating if I think I am gong to get a blockage.
I don't actually notice any change since I had the RT. However, I am more aware of the presence of the tumour these past couple of weeks, sometimes mild pain, but not relly what I would callpainful. The RT treatment finished on March 27. The oncologist feels that since the RT did not work there is nothing more to be done, i.e. not more RT.
Additional question: If I had the stent put in, presumably the tumour would grow more but not obstruct the oesophagus - how long would I have left to live (difficult question!)
Thank you for your explanation. Just the question regarding Chemo. Do you think I am too old to have Chemo. as I suppose it relates to ones ability for the good cells, which are destroyed in the Chemo, to grow back while the bad cells are destroyed.