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There are quite a few who participate in the forum who have also had the Nissen surgery, and I expect they'll be by soon to add their thoughts.
At three weeks pretty much anything can happen. The wrap becomes more swollen during the first two weeks, then the swelling begins to subside. Are you being careful to drink your water at room temperature? Very cold water can cause spasms that can make swallowing a lot more difficult.
If you're having trouble with liquids like water, perhaps your wrap is still quite swollen, and they're backing up at the wrap site. Be sure to take little sips...no big gulps.
Any food that you eat should be in tiny bites or sips. Small meals throughout the day is the best route to take. It is not at all unusual to lose a substantial amount of weight in the first weeks and months of recovery.
Everyone is different, but if you have any concern at all, be sure to contact your surgeon's office and report what is going on. While you can get an idea of what others have experienced here, your surgeon is the best resource for specific problems that you are having.
Be sure to stick around and continue to ask questions! I was where you are about
two and a half years ago, and found this forum to be a lifesaver!
Good luck with your eating/drinking! Hang in there. Things will get better.