@nowayback Try not to be too isolated even if you have to deliberately schedule some social contact into your week. I took a computer course when I was still in the heavily scarred stage – one for old people who tend to have their own physical issues anyway. There are usually exercise classes for people who are in rehab for cancer and other illnesses. Learning a new skill from home can be useful too – an online course maybe. Snot, saliva and mucous are hard to manage (I know a lot of laryngectomees), I agree. Ask your team about some tips and tricks to handle this when with others?
As Colleen says, participating in online discussions can be a way of staying connected too. The one for advanced cancer could be very helpful – you get to know the people and it's a good substitute for the real thing. Mayo is fantastic but a dedicated forum for your cancer might help. I can't check this one out because you have to join but it looks good. https://www.smartpatients.com/forums/esophageal-cancer. Hope you get to meet a fellow patient soon.