bobmc Posted March 11, 2004 Share Posted March 11, 2004 Hi all; And yea still in the hospital. Had some barium swallow tests today. Seems that I'm not getting food to the stomach. It goes either directly into the lung or is exaspirated. The overall plan right now is to get a feeding tube in as I have not eaten in a week now. Yea this does suck. Of course the million dollar question is why or better yet what can be done to correct. It seems from last weeks scans that the lympth nodes, ( suspect ones in center of chest) may be pressing against the esoghogus or connection. The node is suspect of being hot and its growthmay be causing the problem. Guess, I'm just looking for 2nd opionions on this, think I need to get a thoracic surgeon in on this. Rather, than either radiation or chemo. I would more than anything like not have this feeding tube a perminent thing. Or rather see if anyone has experienced anything similiar. As it stands, theres no set plan for this and I still have MRI' s coming up to see if brain mets were taken care of. any help would be appreciated. much on my plate right now!! Bobmc- NSCLC- stageIIB- left pneumonectomy- 5/2/02 brainmets found, 12.18.03 / WBR completed 2/11/04 waitin & wonderin - " absolutely insist on enjoying life today" Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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