I have been recently diagnosed with the esophageal cancer although nothing show on the CT or PET scans. However, it did show cancer when I had the endoscopy ablation. Apparently the scans will not show anything unless it is a large mass. So far nothing in the lymph nodes but all the doctors, surgeon, iconologist and radiologist recommend the Ivor Lewis. I am a pretty health 68 yo male, played professional hockey years ago, still lift weights treadmill and bow flex workouts so it seems to me that better shape you are in prior to the surgery the better and easier recovery to get back to work and life. Correct? I do like my scotch so any time frame as to when I can absorb some of the good stuff?