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   Posted 6/12/2013 5:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm new here, I'm 5 weeks out from my wrap, my doctor said I could try pretty much whatever I want as long as I chewed a lot  and ate slowly. I was doing fair until a few days again when either I didn't chew some bread/meat well enough or slow enough and got that feeling of it being stuck in my chest when I swallowed. I get that sometimes and it usually goes away after a bit. But now it's been days and is very painful, I can barely swallow. Has this happened to anyone else? Any suggestions? Could it of gotten stuck in my esophagus?

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   Posted 6/12/2013 9:00 PM (GMT -6)   

I think you have had the feeling of something being stuck long enough.. I never had this happen to me but I was on full liquids for almost 3 weeks and then I was on soft foods for about 3 weeks, at that point I started more solid. I was told not to eat bread or dense meat (like steak) for 8-10 weeks at least. But many are turned loose like you were. I would call my doctor and explain the situation and ask his/her advise.

Good luck

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   Posted 6/13/2013 3:18 AM (GMT -6)   

Stay away from solid meats and soft bread for at least a couple months 3 to 4 is better. toast and ground meat are okay. Chew to a liquid and wait for the food to pass the wrap before taking another bite. Something like 30 seconds or so to be safe.
Your wrap at the very least is irritated and you need to back off your diet to soft mushy foods for several days. If you are having saliva coming back up then something is still stuck at the wrap and may need to be removed by a GI doctor. Usually when something gets stuck at the wrap with enough saliva it will come back up like a hairball.

With my 1st wrap this happened all the time and I wasn't gived any good advice from my surgeon on eating. With my redo I was told no solid meats or soft bread for at least 2 months and 3 to 4 is better. Also to chew, chew, chew.

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