Thank you so much to those who kindly replied to my recent post about radio frequency ablation. I went in hospital for the day, about 2 weeks ago, had a general anaesthetic so the doctors could examine the top of my oesophagus more closely, if suitable they were going to give me some RFA at the same time. Unfortunately they didn't consider I was suitable for that treatment, because they found this area was all affected as well as extending a long way down. I was told I would get an appointment as soon as possible to see the surgeon who would tell me what they could do. I rang the liaison nurse who told me the same. I asked her about the operation they had told me about to begin with, but she said the higher up the oesophagus they have to go, the trickier it gets, because the windpipe & voice box would be affected. She mentioned radiotherapy was sometimes used. I realise she isn't able to tell me what's going to happen but, because of Christmas & New Year I have to wait until January 9th for my appointment & that seems such a long way away. Has anyone had the oesophagectomy where the whole of it is removed? Or has anyone had radiotherapy for this? I'm feeling so afraid & worried. Thank you, Blondie.