Just curious how others were swallowing at 8 weeks post op? I have been on liquids since surgery except a trial of food ( mushy) at 2 weeks post op. Got taken off foods due to problems. Have been having a few bites of food for about a week or so now. I was suppose to start dabbling in foods as of the end of April so I could tell surgeon how it goes at my appoint May 6th.
I still get foods stuck at the wrap site but not always. I do feel food back up and take time to get through at times. The times I wonder about is the food that gets stuck at the top of my throat. I can't get it down without drinking hot tea. One day I can eat something but the next I can't. I chew, chew, chew but it doesn't matter. Drinking water does nothing. My main staples are crackers with liver pate, yogurt, apple sauce, eggs. Believe it or boy Lays potato chips liquefy well. I've eaten other things but this is my daily norm. Not like I'm attempting difficult foods. I even cut pork into tiny pieces and could eat it.
I had incidents of struggling to swallow pre surgery but once in a blue moon and short lived. None of my tests showed swallowing issues. Is this still the norm for 8 weeks? The upper throat mainly. I eat and I gurgle and burp lots. Happens with drinking too. Then my tummy rumbles and growls a lot for a long time. Think this part is normal. I do get extreme pain in my tummy, I think it's after making it through the wrap, based on where the pain is when I eat some things but it goes away fairly fast. Still get nerve pain with eating in my left shoulder/clavicle region. That's just weird.
Started back to yoga today. Yeah! Felt like I brought someone else's body though. With all the weight loss, everything felt different but good.
Thanks for sharing. Curious how others are doing with swallowing.