I agree with Joy. They swelling and motility issues will definitely subside as you heal. Your upper GI tract has been through a lot, and it will take time to get things going more smoothly.
I found spaghetti and noodles to be difficult to chew and swallow in the beginning. As Joy said, whatever you do, take small bites, and chew to a liquid. It will make a big difference in your eating. If something doesn't chew to a liquid, don't eat it yet. If you have a slow cooker, you can throw some potatoes, carrots, onions and meat of your choice in it and cook it for hours. It will become exceedingly tender and you'll be able to chew it to a liquid. A yummy treat!
You're still at the earliest stages of healing, so be patient, and try not to worry. As my surgeon said, pretty much anything is possible at this stage of healing. Things will improve over time.
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