It sounds as if you've got an overly tight wrap. I can't remember when you had the surgery, so if you could refresh my memory, it would be helpful. If you're regurgitating stuck food, you're definitely not getting reflux. Food held back at the wrap site can be very irritating to the esophagus. Since the esophagus is a "dumb organ", it interprets all pain as reflux.
The mucous is being made to coat the esophagus. It's the esophagus' only line of defense when it's being attacked by irritants, so it's bound to increase when foods are sitting at the wrap site and not moving to the stomach where it belongs.
Be sure to ALWAYS take small bites and chew, chew, chew your food until it is a liquid/creamy consistency. I am five years out with a fairly tight wrap (I can't take large pills without crushing them, etc.) and I still have to be careful with certain foods. I was eating a Panini yesterday with a heartier than usual roll, and one of my bites got uncomfortably stuck. It went down, but after that I took smaller bites and chewed more thoroughly.
You've had a wrap created to keep food/acid in your stomach. You will forever more have to chew more carefully to ensure that you don't irritate your wrap or esophagus. An unnatural barrier has been created, and you need to adjust your eating to match its ability to hold things back. If yours is tight, as it seems to be, be sure to always, always, always, take small bites and chew, chew, chew, so you don't get yourself into a place were regurgitation of your esophageal contents is necessary.
I'm sure your burping can be air in your esophagus. I don't think you need to worry a moment about
reflux, but you DO need to be concerned about
eating extremely careful and slowly.
On the bright side, your wrap is doing it job...just a little better than you want it to!Happy eating,
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