So we met with the surgeon after having the feeding tube removed 3 weeks post surgery - and the MDT had met and discussed the pathology report. It turns out the tumour was a T3 and some cancer was found in the fat around the margin of the oesophagus. 27 nodes were removed and 4 tested positive. The tumour was bigger than expected - however they were clear it is not in any other organs.
My partner continues to recover well. He's eating and drinking small amounts, though he says he always feels full. He's up and about and quite active - so I know we have a lot to be thankful for.
Next stage is awaiting an appointment with the Oncologist to see if further chemo is an option. It's all very scary, but my partner says he wants us to 'proceed as normal'- he's so brave!!