Hi grannyhud and welcome. I had the surgery years ago after almost chocking to death a few times and getting pneumonia a few times from asperating. The only problem is I can not vomit which poses a problem at times. It took quite a while before I could get solid foods down without any pain but I can't tell you now how long it was. It does get better though.
luv and hugs
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