Four and a half years after oesophagectomy I've now started having swollen legs which, having done blood tests, my GP says is due to low blood protein, presumably due to my inability to digest proteins properly since the op. She suggests eating more protein, which I've been doing, but with no improvement so far. Has anyone else had this problem? If you have, what sort of remedy have you found? I really don't want to spend the rest of my life wearing surgical stockings.