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Am I too old to cut the mustard anymore?

As a consequence of radiation treatment for cancer, I am experiencing a side effect. Having difficulty swallowing. Frequent all-night vomiting. Must go to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan to have my esophagus stretched. It is a painful, uncomfortable, and lengthy procedure. However, afterward, I will be able to cut the mustard some more.









Join the send Joel to the hospital to have his esophagus stretched club. Minimum membership: $18. Total fund-raising goal: $618.18. Must be raised by noon, Tuesday, April 24, 2018.

Members automatically receive before and after photographs of my esophagus. A special additional fee of $18 (total $36) will make it possible to contribute and not receive photographs.

Please PayPal your membership of $18 ($36 for the no photo option)to [email protected]


Esophagus plus

This is what my esophagus looked like in 1976 before radiation treatment for cancer. Thank you WebMD for your helpful illustration  https://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/esophagus-18947









Patient describes why he required the stretching of his esophagus–gory details but fortunately no esophagus pictures.



Perhaps, after two weeks in the hospital at Sloan Kettering, then: