Some sips of wine are
fine, but if what you're eating is sitting at the wrap site, you don't want to
end up with wine sitting at the base of your esophagus. (BTW, your wrap is
right about where your breastbone is.)
recommended right now. You will not enjoy the bloating that will likely
occur afterward. I suggest that if you go out to eat (which I did very
soon after my surgery) always order a glass of water, no ice, and tea (if you
like it). That way if something gets stuck you'll be prepared to help it through the wrap. You'll get a few spasms, but they pass quickly. No big deal. Just remember to take small bites and chew, chew, chew!
Tea/a warm drink is
great for relaxing the esophagus and promoting a good swallowing reflex.
Remember that your esophagus has also been traumatized. You have to
understand that it needs to adjust to the changes that were made. Choose
foods that are easy to chew. Pasta wasn't good for me, either, except for
something like crepe manicotti. Anything made of hamburger caused
irritation to my wrap, in the beginning. Others don't have a problem with it, but I definitely did. Pasta and noodles are often a problem. Here is an eating guideline that you might find helpful:
Hang in there!
Nissen Fundoplication 2/09
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“Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.”