Welcome to the Healing Well Wrapped Club! It sounds as if your wrap is tight/swollen, which made it difficult to get the cookie past the wrap without an extra swallow of that delicious barium. It sure gives you a different take on cookies and milk!
At 9 weeks you're still in the midst of early healing (it takes 6 months for most of the healing and a year for the rest), and there can be normal swelling that can cause problems even if your wrap isn't too tight. I've never heard of using a barium swallow to test for delays in stomach emptying. In fact, I went searching and came up with this quote from the internet that says it all:
"An upper GI study with use of barium does not reveal delayed gastric emptying (unless stomach emptying is profoundly abnormal). To find evidence of delayed stomach emptying, a GI specialist needs to perform a gastric emptying test (GET)."
That's what I thought. So, from what I know, they were trying to see how barium and solid foods were traveling down the esophagus and entering the stomach. When they tipped the table, I expect it was to try to get reflux to make its way through the wrap, which, according to your description, it didn't do.
If you're getting lots of food/drink/medication stuck at the wrap site, it can irritate your lower esophagus and feel exactly like reflux. The esophagus is a dumb organ and interprets all pain as reflux/heartburn.
Try not to drive yourself crazy worrying. Back off on your eating and try sticking to soft foods for a while. Be sure to take sips of water/tea, etc. after eating, to get in some more swallows so you can get the food past the wrap. Medication is even more irritating, so be sure to follow that up with plenty of water or tea.
Hang in there. You're still in the healing stage, and pain/reflux feelings is not a bit abnormal. Often when people start eating more aggressively after some healing has passed, they start getting this type of discomfort. I will look forward to hearing what your surgeon says when you see him again. Keep us posted.
It'll get better!
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