Many surgeons keep their patients on PPIs for a few months after surgery, for just that reason. The stomach has been put through a lot during the procedure (stretched, wrapped, stitched), and these surgeons like to protect the stomach and make the recovery more comfortable.
I have a reactive stomach, and like you, I'd get gastritis/esophagitis (reflux) when I had a flare. I continued taking the PPIs during my recovery, and found them very helpful. Hey, it's a great benefit to just have gastritis, now that you're wrapped, but I know it's no fun.
In my experience, the recovery from surgery wasn't half as bad as dealing with that horrible gastritis/esophagitis experience I'd had intermittently prior to the surgery.
It's your call, but if I were you, I'd go back on the PPIs. Once you've progressed further on your healing, you can get off them again, and you'll be amazed at the way the rebound won't bother you. Just keeping it in the stomach makes all the difference.
Baby that stomach of yours now as you heal. Those of us with reactive stomachs need the protection of PPIs during healing. Some people have iron stomachs, and nothing bothers them. Those are the people who can just stop immediately after surgery.
Listen to your body. If your stomach is bothering you, protect it with PPIs.
It's your call, but that's what I would do.
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