Some people (from my experience, most) recover from the surgery and never have a bit of trouble swallowing pills. Some don't even have trouble during recovery. I'm not one of those. I have never been able to swallow big pills since my wrap surgery.
I buy liquid calcium and liquid fish oil (Carlson lemon flavored--amazingly good tasting), and take my vitamin D and multivitamins after taking the fish oil. It works like a charm. Other medications I've found great substitutes for large size pills. I either take two of a lower dose, or have switched to a different type of med. I used to take Allegra antihistimine, which is big, and now I take Xyzal, which is tiny. There are lots of ways to get around difficulty with pills.
Just be inventive!
Nissen Fundoplication 2/09
"Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.”
“Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose”
“Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.”