Back in May I had a heller myotomy with toupet fundiplication to help with the symptoms of achalasia. My recovery has been a roller coaster ride to say the least, but I am getting there. The thing is, my surgeon nor my GI doctor told me what to expect with the recovery or how long the recovery will take. I am flying blind in this recovery and I feel like that is causing more anxiety then what needs to be. It has been three months and every time I eat I feel like someone is pressing a foot on my chest and I get bloated. Is this normal? Also, on occasion I also have bouts of reflux at night. I never had reflux problems before this surgery. Another problem is I feel like liquid is pooling up at the LES muscle after taking pills in the morning or drinking water and I feel like if I bend over the liquid is going to come back up. Is this just part of the healing process? Can someone help me figure out what to expect and how long will it take for me to feel normal again? I know it is a lot of questions, but I really need some direction on the whole healing process, stage by stage if possible.