I had my espohagectomy on Oct6. It was more than I expected. A portion of my esophagus was removed, stomach detached, and my esophagus is connected directly to my intestines (roux y). I spent 2 1/2 days in the ICU. The Dr told my family I would be in the hospital 10 - 14 days but I was able to leave sooner, I was released from hosptial on Oct 12. I have a j pump and a gastro tube sticking out of my stomach that I have to drain 3 times per day. These ttubes should be removed agt my followup visit in two weeks.
The pain hasn't been as bad as I expected it to be. I am taking a liqued pain medication. I am on an all liqued diet but additional foods will be added.
Even though I am still have pain from the surgery, nothing unbearable, i can tell you that I feel better than I have in a long time. I am no longer clearing my throat all the time, coughing, hoarse, or congested.
I am glad I had the surgery and hopefully you will feel the same once you have yours