Glad you had a good visit with your surgeon! Keep up the great work! Just don't get too frisky! You still need to be very careful with chewing and small bites. At nearly 3 months, I've still had a few moments when I've gotten some things stuck in my wrap. I stupidly and absently swallowed a mozzarella ball after not really chewing it enough (I don't think they can ever be chewed enough for someone recovering from a Nissen...). It got stuck, and my wrap felt spasmy until I finally got it down--eating/drinking to push it through. It wasn't the end of the world, but it did irritate it. Also, a pill I cut up got stuck--it had sharp edges and was a little too big. I actually knew it was risky, but thought it would be okay. When I stress my wrap in that way, it bothers me...not terrible, but probably not the best thing.
It's interesting that your GI doc wants to check your wrap at 6 months. You might want to question that if you're not having trouble. Just a thought. Mine doesn't want to touch the wrap at this point lest he do something to hurt it...unless something came up and I was needing a dilitation. My colonoscopy is just 6 months after my surgery, and I asked him if he was going to do one. He said that healing wraps are sometimes tricky.
Enjoy your new eating freedom. I loved it when my surgeon turned me loose to follow my own judgement. Just be sure to chew your food until it's basically already digested before you swallow. That's a good thing...the chewing is the most satisfying part of eating!
By the way...if you're needing to get back to taking calcium for bone health, you can get it in liquid. It's a bit expensive, but your bones are worth it.
Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend, and celebrate your new eating and GERD freedom! I'm still struggling with my allergies and asthma, which is really tough, but it has nothing to do with GERD. I'm highly allergic, and just have to make it through this really high pollen time. I'm hoping my allergy/asthma doctor can adjust my serum next winter, so spring won't be so impossible for me. My husband just bought me another fan for school, so at least we can get the air moving. I wear a mask when I go outside with the kids, to prevent the pollen from getting to my lungs. The kids think I look pretty strange, but they'll get used to it. My son, who's a teacher, thinks I've got guts (he described it in a different way) to do that. It is a bit embarassing, but I'm letting it go. One little child thought I had swine flu!
Have a great weekend!
So glad you're home and back on your road to recovery! You and your wife deserve some good R&R! You've waited a long time for this, and I wish you a smooth and happy recovery! I'm sure you'll be happy to get some rest...the hospital is IMPOSSIBLE! Don't forget to get up and walk around, though. Thanks for all you did to encourage me to have surgery and help me through it. Now it's my turn to be your cheerleader!
Take care and heal well!