At your stage of the game, I had times when swallowing was very painful. Remember to expect more difficulty as your wrap becomes more and more swollen over the first two weeks post-op.
Remember that it's highly unlikely that your surgeon has ever gone through this recovery. It's my experience here on the forum to find surgeons are pretty cavalier about the recovery and underestimate the difficulties.
It's not an easy recovery, but if you surrender to it and follow where it leads, you'll do just fine. Take it a day at a time...before you know it, you will be much more comfortable. It just takes time and patience.