Met with Doctors at the hospital this morning. Not what I wanted to hear alas. After detailed analysis, they are now certain that the cancer is still in my Oesophagus following surgery. Out of eighteen Lymph Nodes around the stomach removed, eleven were cancerous. I have been told that it is not possible to offer curative treatment & that any further care will be Palliative. I am allergic to Capecitabine (or Xeloda - the X in ECX) so no further Chemo is possible. I am to get regular three onthly checkups, but no treatment will be given unless I develop symptoms. I asked the Doctor if he was talking about decades or years to live, he said years but would not be drawn further. Anyone else in the same position? Would be good to hear some experiences.