I am 60, married with 1 daughter of 23, (20 when I was diagnosed) I was diagnosed with Stage 1 oesophageal cancer in May 2008. I live in Swansea, South Wales, UK and was offered open surgery in my local hospital. However after doing some research I had a MIO (minimally invasive oesophagectomy) in Exter in August 2008. I am now 2 years,8 months post op and mostly doing well. Still some problems, but nothing serious. Getting back to normal and enjoying life.