Overcoming fear of esophageal cancer?

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   Posted 3/6/2014 3:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Anyone have great advice on this? If you have been suffering significantly daily, for years, and can foresee many years more?

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   Posted 3/6/2014 7:11 AM (GMT -6)   
My best advice would be to drink alkaline water. I believe it saved my esophagus as its the only water i drink. I have been refluxing for 20 years and only been diagnosed,medicated,a nd recently fundoplicated in the past 2 years. My endoscope results revealed a loose sphincter and a hiatal hernia.But my esophagus was not severely inflamed.

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   Posted 3/6/2014 7:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Do you make alkalized water yourself or buy it? I just googled it and will start drinking it habitually.

I am big on turmeric (especially simmering turmeric for 10 minutes to make a tea, but letting it cool down first), green tea, strawberries and olive oil. Those are all esophageal protectant and/or anti-inflammatory.

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   Posted 3/6/2014 7:32 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm right there with you big guy!
I still fight the good fight daily and won't give up, however I've kind of went into "auto pilot" mode. I've come to terms with my fate and I just try to live in the moment and not let it consume me.
Not trying to be "gloom and doom" but I try not to dwell on it anymore and have put it in God's hands. I hope to be around for several more years but if things don't work out, I'll put in a good word for you with the big guy! smilewinkgrin
In your moments of weakness, all you need to do to is hold the hand of your "minne me" and you will find your strength! You've got this bro!!!!!

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   Posted 3/6/2014 7:50 AM (GMT -6)   
I think that this is the fear of a lot of Gerders,its totally normal i feel it as well but sadly, is not easy to describe it to non-gerders..Just try to control it with the best way possible (lifestyle changes and meds) and make sure you monitor it every couple of years. And remember to stay positive..and i know its hard :)
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