Did your surgeon give you a diet to follow? I'm just asking because at 20 days, I was not at the point where I could eat anything I wanted. You have just gone through major abdominal surgery, and it does take time to recover. I didn't feel much better until 6 months post-surgery, and the "new" me at around one year. You can go back to a soft diet, but I suggest you contact your surgeon regarding your GERD-type symptoms and constipation. Sometimes, people need to stay on PPIs temporarily. The gassy feeling is because you probably can't belch as you used to and the gas needs to exit from somewhere. You can try taking simethicone and walking usually helps a lot.
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