Morning Everyone - I am new on here but finding so many current and past posts helpful. I am a 43 year old mum of two who was diagnosed with Cancer of the O in November 2016. After a variety of procedures they have now decided to do an esophagectomy on me at the end of Feb. I can't lie that I'm not apprehensive and nervous, particular more about the unknowns after my surgery, and how I will cope with my recuperation especially having two small children to care for. I have found some comfort reading peoples posts on their own personel journey post surgery and have seen the light at the other end of the tunnel. They are planning also to remove my chest lymph nodes at the same time. I've not gone down the route of chemo until they can assess whether the cancer cells are present in the lymph nodes- if so that will be my next port of call. I am hoping that won't be an option and that surgery will remove it all (I'm trying to stay optimistic). I would be grateful however for more of your advice on how to cope post-surgery especially with the 'dumping syndrome'. What foods to maybe avoid and anything else that might be helpful to know post surgery. Also can you tell me if your sensation for 'hunger' goes after surgery? Many thanks in advance.