Glad to hear that you are doing better. We both had our surgeries in Aug and it appears we are sharing some of the same healing challenges. I too stay away from steak and carbonation. I get the hiccups everyday but air does not escape through my wrap. Instead the air that is trying to surface hits the wrap and stays in the stomach. It is very uncomfortable and I have not found a good remedy to help ease the pain.
Gas X does not work for me. The only thing that brings me any relief is exercise and small dinners. I usually eat dinner at 4 pm to give my body enough time to digest most of the food before going to bed. I have found that I am sleeping much better and suffering less discomfort. I have slowly returned to jogging and only do a couple of miles. The running seems to cleanse my system and push all the excess air out of me for a few hours.
Hope you to continue to improve and share your success with us.