Hi SEW LADY,
Welcome to the Healing Well
As Baza and Bill said, six weeks is very early in your recovery. It takes six MONTHS for most of the healing, and a year for the rest. I even found improvements after a year.
As Baza said, the discomfort you're feeling now will begin to subside with some more time. Still, keep chewing your food very carefully. You can try some other non-soft foods, as long as you take small bites and chew, chew, chew, until whatever it is becomes a liquid/creamy consistency. Don't swallow things that have chunks.
Sips of room temperature water/and or tea will help calm the esophagus and help things move more easily. The extra swallows that these sips encourage will also help get things through.
You will always have to eat more slowly and chew your foods more thoroughly now that you've been wrapped--even when fully healed. That wrap that was created to keep acid in your stomach, is also making it more difficult to get food into it. It's a normal thing, and as someone who's five years post op, I can tell you it's no big deal, and well worth the positives of the surgery.
Glad you've joined the forum! It's a great place to ask questions and receive support! I found it shortly before my surgery, and have stayed on to help others who are seeking help the way I did. It's a great place with many helpful and supportive members!Happy healing!
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