Now I am 5 1/2 weeks post NF. things are progressing reasonably well with the exception of a couple of things that have become slightly more consistent lately and a couple of things that I have questions about.
First of all, I am not sure if I really know what it feels like if something is stuck in or above the wrap. I know this sounds dumb, but how do you tell? I have a sense that I would know it if I felt it, but maybe not. I have for the last few days had intermittent stomach pain in the upper left part of my stomach, near where I assume part of the stomach was used for the wrap. A burning kind of pain like I used to have prior to the surgery. I haven't felt any reflux, but it makes me want to take Tums or something. This isn't constant pain, but it happens after eating sometimes, and mostly at night. I am wondering if I am trying to eat foods that I am not ready for yet? Too spicy? Or does this mean something is stuck? I am quite careful to chew and chew and chew and take small bites and eat slowly, and my diet is still pretty bland, but I have had spicier things that might be related.
Another thing that happens is in the mornings I often feel congested, like a eustachian tube is plugged for a time, and then this goes away. (Could be post-nasal drip related.) Also nose running a bit after eating. This happens not just in the morning and not all the time, but there is a sensation of my swallow backing up or something. Reflux above the wrap? I am confused about this.
Third thing--I occasionally have pain in my larynx. Almost like a spasm that is strong and painful but only for a few seconds, then it goes away. I have no trouble breathing, and can still swallow and talk, but it is weird. Sometimes this also occurs in my esophagus as well, but more often in my larynx.
All of this being said, most of the time I am feeling quite well. I just am not sure if these things are part of the normal healing process, or if I should be contacting my doctor. I was told to stop the omeprazole about 2 weeks ago.
I would really appreciate it if anyone can offer some insight into these things. I would like to hope they are all part of the healing process and will eventually pass, but I am just not quite sure.
Thanks for any insight.