You asked me in Joe's thread how waiting can help improve things. I'll try to explain it. Your body has been through a lot. First with the GERD and LPR that led you to this surgery, then the surgery itself.
You have had constant inflammation of the upper GI tract and it takes time for the tissue to heal and get back to being normal and healthy. This does not happen instantly after your surgery.
You had a hernia repair, then your stomach was stretched, pulled and stitched. There is a great deal of swelling that has to go down. The esophagus interprets all the pain it is feeling in strange ways, and you may be feeling some of that and assuming it's continued reflux.
Yes, the wrap and stomach are swollen. As I've said, that can possibly allow some reflux. Until the swelling subsides healing doesn't really start in earnest. All of this takes time. In an ideal world we probably wouldn't have to eat...so that all that healing could take place without being irritated further by the foods we have to force down.
Our necessary eating during recovery challenges our wraps/stomachs and healing esophaguses even further. There's no way around that though.
In addition to all this, our internal organs have been moved around and have been traumatized in their own way in order to allow the sugery.
All of these things have to be resolved before we will have a chance to really heal.
Will things be perfect after surgery? I'm sure they won't. I have quirks and discomforts with my stomach and wrap. But is it better than it was? It sure is. It's much, much better. So if I have to continue to deal with some upper GI issues I can handle it.
We're taking a little mini vacation and I've eaten too much and had too many beers over the past few days. Because of this my wrap is irritated. But, hey...that's life. It'll calm down again once things get back to normal.
It was still well worth the effort. Might I have to get a redo? Certainly. Would I relish the thought? No, but I'd do it again without hesitation. I can't go back to where I was. It's not perfect but it's a huge improvement.
Hang in there, and try to keep the faith...