I just had this procedure 12 days ago and I feel like i'm on a roller coaster. The first 3 - 4 days were bad, but I expected as much. about day 6 I stopped having so much pain when I would swallow (even water was very painful at first), and I thought wooo-hooo! the worst is over... then I found that even though it wasn't painful to consume a bowl of soup or a cup of tea, it didn't appear to all be going down. Day 11 I threw up, and this really freaked me out. I started to get pretty depressed, thinking I wasn't healing right, so I started to do some research and found this website. After all I have read, it sounds like i'm progressing pretty normally, but I have to tell you I have bouts of wishing I hadn't had this procedure done at all.
I have to go back to work on Monday and can't imagine how i'm going to have the energy to work a 40 hour week in a somewhat stressful administrative position. I'm looking for encouragement and tips on healing and getting back to normal.