Hello to all.....I am 3 months post-oesophagectomy and just wanted to check what is normal and what isn't. Problems are; pain all around chest area (bruising-type pain), pain bilaterally just below each rib, which is often accompanied with the shoulder pain, pain if I eat just slightly too much especially in the right back area, then lower abdominal pain - made worse if I've had a vomiting episode. Is it also normal for the diaphragm not to function properly for a while? Yawning and sneezing are very difficult and I sound like a seal! I feel I have to take too much dihydrocodeine at the moment too! Any info would be very much appreciated !