Welcome to the Healing Well Wrapped Club! ! David has given you excellent advice and information. Be sure to heed his wise words. At your point in recovery it's totally normal to have pain and discomfort at the wrap site. While the little slits on the outside don't look like much, your insides have undergone MAJOR SURGERY. It will take a full 6 months for most of the healing, and a year for the rest.
David mentioned some places to get information about what you should be eating. Here are some links to find great information:
Hang in there. Things get better gradually. It takes time for healing, but as time passes you'll feel better. As he said, though, your wrap is becoming increasingly more swollen over the first two weeks, so don't panic if your pain and difficulty swallowing increases.
Glad you've joined us!
Words of wisdom by Eckhart Tolle:
"Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.”
“Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose”
“Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.”