Oh yes, you'll be able to eat anything you want to! I eat Chinese, Japanese, and Thai food all the time! I would say that during the early months stay away from Pad Thai (a favorite of mine) because the rice noodles don't chew to a liquid easily. I remember them getting stuck...now I eat it all the time.
At your stage of recovery, you're going to get lots of discomfort in the esophagus and at the wrap site. Your upper GI tract has been through a lot...a revision that has changed the juncture between the esophagus and stomach--creating a barrier to help keep stomach contents in place.
I didn't get a white tongue, but others here have. I would be concerned that you may have thrush/fungus. Check with your primary care doctor about it.
I don't know what your surgeon's eating protocol was like, but mine set me free to eat anything that could be chewed to a liquid/creamy consistency at Day 5 post op. I listened to my body and followed its lead. In the beginning I stuck with soft and easy foods like soups, but experimented with lots of variety. In the beginning swallowing can be painful, so it makes it hard to eat. As the healing progresses, swallowing becomes easier and easier.
You can eat toasted bread right away. Small bites, and chew, chew, chew, until it's a liquid consistency. Sips of water and/or tea help get things down if you need it. Tender chicken chews easily. A crock pot/slow cooker can cook veggies and meat to a very soft and tasty consistency. Saltines chew easily. Cook veggies until soft.
I found that if I took small bites and chew, chew, chewed my food to a liquid, there was little I couldn't eat. Steak is the last to add, as it tends to be difficult to chew.
Start trying things. Chicken lo mein would probably be fine. Just experiment. Small bites and chew thoroughly. Keep a cup of tea nearby. Stay away from iced water, as it can cause a spasm.
If something gets "stuck" don't worry. Just sip tea or room temp water and it will go through. Relax...it will get through eventually. It's likely you'll get a painful spasm, but it won't last long.
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