Hi rager and thanks for your prompt response.
My swallowing sometimes starts off ok, and then it seems after a few swallows things feel as if they are backing up and I need to take 3 to 4 good hard swallows to get things moving. Sometimes I have to stop completely as things don't move at all. I am still on a soft diet and most times I seem to tolerate fluids ok depending on how much I drink. I had problems immediately after surgery which is to be expected because of swelling, but mine actually worsened after I attempted to eat meat which I had chewed well, 8 weeks post op. I also got gas bloat a few days after that which I put down to gulping in air because of excessive swallowing. That has since passed, pardon the pun. I haven't had any reflux in the true sense, but I did have a just over a week of what I think was maybe gastritis and no acid came up, but there is a sensation of a lump in my throat and what feels like maybe food/fluid in my esophagus most of the time. The best time for me to eat is at breakfast time (cereal and yoghurt) and the rest of the day is usually a challenge. I didn't have any swallowing problems pre op.
Thankyou for your well wishes and will keep you informed.
( This is my second fundoplication due to re-herniation, and it is the same surgeon. )