Thanks everybody. I didn't receive email notification of any replies so sorry I didn't come straight back....
Well I just don't know.... I saw the nurse for a follow-up after 3 weeks and she said eat anything, drink alcohol, no reason not to now. I have never been told to take it as easy as some of you.
I'm still eating smaller amounts, and avoiding bread and the worst gas producing foods. I opted for the surgery so that I wouldnt' have to take meds or live on a restricted diet so I hope the gas thing will ease off after a while. Sounds like it does.
I do/did have some damage to the stomach lining due to over-acidity which is why I'm concerned that isn't healing. No reason why it should without the PPIs - I get ulcer-type pains when I eat, or eat certain things.
Keeping a food and symptom diary for the appt I made with my surgeon/consultant this Friday.