Unfortunately, most surgeons don't properly prepare their patients for the recovery which is challenging and quite long. It takes a full 6 months for most of the healing and a year for the rest. Once you get past the really tough early recovery that you're dealing with now, things will gradually improve.
Keep in mind that your wrap is becoming more swollen by the day, and will hit peak swelling on or about the 14 day mark. It's variable, but generally occurs between the two and three week mark. Don't be surprised if your swallowing gets worse before it gets better. This is normal.
You've been through MAJOR surgery. Although your outsides have just tiny incisions, your insides have been through a traumatic experience! It's easy to forget that this major surgery has revised your upper GI tract, but indeed, it has. It will take time for healing, as well as time for your body to adjust to the changes.
If you can surrender to your recovery and follow it where it takes you, the recovery will be much easier for you. You can't rush this healing, no matter how hard you try. If you can go with the flow, and accept what is, your recovery will be much smoother and easier to deal with.
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Post Edited (dencha) : 11/25/2012 5:23:30 PM (GMT-7)