Thanks, Sarah. This is a tough surgery to just relax through, since the results are so varied. It doesn't do any good to worry, but it's hard not to be insecure when you get a sensation like that.
I also believe someone posted that the esophagus is a "dumb organ" and identifies any irritation as a "heartburn" sensation.
The swallowing is definitely an up and down thing. Today I'm getting more spasms. It's probably after overdoing when eating is going well.
Sometimes when I drink water, it just sits on top of the wrap for a while. Do you experience that at all?
Thanks for your response. I'm working on remaining relaxed and positive, and surrendering to the recovery process. It's just scary when you get a feeling like heartburn, because of course the mind automatically starts thinking about
unsuccessful outcomes and redos.
Gotta stop that train of thought. Doesn't do one bit of good, does it!
Thanks again, Sarah.