The initial idea was that, all being well, the problem would be rectified by inserting a balloon into the esophagus and inflating it, thus stretching the esophagus, however, when I heard Professor O'Donoghue ask the nurse for the biopsy tools I had a feeling it wasn't going to be that easy. The good news was Professor O'Donoghue didn't go "Oh, my God, we're admitting you immediately." But the bad news was that he couldn't rectify the problem there and then. I will have to be admitted for further tests. Apparently, the end of my gullet is highly inflamed, more than would be expected from damage by acid indigestion.
So now I'm waiting for Professor O'Donoghue to arrange a bed and the necessary tests. What happens after that I don't know. The Professor mentioned radiotherapy, drugs even surgery. If that happens, I'll be in hospital for several weeks. Let's hope it doesn't come to that.