Posted 4/7/2021 5:14 AM (GMT -6)
Unfortunately, I can't give you any answers about when you can resume your outdoor activities. That's something that your surgeon determines, everyone is different. If you are uncomfortable with just speaking to the nurse, make a follow-up appointment, you shouldn't have difficulty swallowing or the spasms. I had multiple follow-up visits with my surgeon. Believe it or not, you are still fairly early in your recovery journey and the side effects that you are experiencing are very common. You should have been able to advance to soft foods - scrambled eggs, cream of wheat, soups, etc. If your surgeon didn't give you a diet to follow, look up UPMC post-Nissen diet. From my personal experience, I didn't feel much better until around 6-months post-surgery, and the new me around 1 year. Keep in mind that the recovery process is unique to each person. As far as losing weight, most people eventually gain it all back when they move to solid foods.
Let us know what your surgeon says.