Category Archives: My emergency health crisis

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









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: