my husband is 4 years post ivor lewis and his doctor has told him he probably will not return to work at all [he is 53] because of different mental and physical complications. He suffers with long term depression since his cancer diagnosis. He has problems with his bowels where he gets no warning that he needs the toilet but a sharp pain in his stomach. He doesn't always get to a toilet in time and has soiled himself quite often. He also gets a 'locking' sensation in his side and leaves him unable to move for a while. He had a heart attack whilst having his chemo before his op and because of that he can also get very tired easily. I was just wondering if anyone else has not been able to return to work after this long? He does feel like he's on his own sometimes.