It has been nearly a year since my oesophagectomy (3 Feb 2012 Edinburgh Royal Infirmary). Everything has gone well so far and I'm almost feeling back to normal - eating and everything is fine. Occasional tiredness is the main issue but that could be just looking after two children full-time (age 3 & 5). I am looking to start exercising (other than walking to school & nursery several times a day and gentle cycle rides) to build up my fitness level. I want to start with swimming but wonder if there are activities to be avoided, for example weight training. i just wondered what other people have tried/been advised.