When I had my post-op appointment with my surgeon, he reassured me that if something got stuck I didn't have to worry. He said that I should take sips of water or tea and relax, because eventually it would go down. I have had things get stuck from time to time, and believe me, it's okay. It might be uncomfortable for a few minutes, but it will pass. Don't panic.
I started eating regular food at Day 5 or 6, after I saw my surgeon. He said that I could take small bites and chew, chew, chew until the food was a liquid/smooth consistency.
Please relax. Take a breath. You can certainly handle Thanksgiving dinner. Don't overeat, but anything served should be fine. The only thing I'd avoid is the dinner rolls. Just take tiny bites and chew, chew, chew. Don't overstuff yourself, either, or you'll be uncomfortable.
You won't die if you get food stuck at the wrap site. You're not at risk if you just remember to eat very slowly, take small bites, and chew, chew, chew. You can do this!
Nissen Fundoplication 2/09
"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.”