Welcome to the Wrapped Club! Thanks so much for sharing your experience. I hope you'll continue your thread as you heal and go through all those inevitable stages of recovery. It sounds as if you were well prepared and have a great attitude!
Don't forget to expect your swallowing to get worse before it gets better during the next two weeks or so as the wrap reaches peak swelling on or about 14 days post op. I remember some days when my swallowing became very uncomfortable during that time.
Good for you to listen to your body and let your swallowing and stomach determine when you introduce soft foods. You're the best judge of that. My surgeon also allowed the introduction of "any foods that can be chewed to a liquid/creamy consistency (but warned me against sandwiches, steak, and untoasted bread) at Day 5 or 6. Still, I experimented and stuck with soups, etc. until I felt up to more challenging choices.
You may have come across this already, but just in case, here's my early recovery journal:
Glad you've joined the forum! I'll look forward to reading about your progress.
Nissen Fundoplication 2/09
Allergy/Asthma"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.”