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Hey guys, i recently underwent the heller myotomy this week, however have some questions regarding post op. Firstly surgery went well, everything went as planned and I was released after just 1 day however I did not receive a lot of info from the doctors.
My first question is, how long should I wait until I ate regular diet. After surgery I was only allowed water, then the day after I was allowed liquids, then leaving I was advised to eat a soft diet for a couple of days and then move onto anything I wish, however from reading these forums, I've seen people on a liquid diet for 2 weeks to a month, I've already eaten foods such as chicken, chocolate etc, is it too soon to eat these types of food?
Secondly, I haven't experienced a significant improvement post surgery regarding eating. Liquids now pass with easier than before, however I'm finding I still need a lot of water to get food down and no food seems to pass by itself. I read online that I could expect this for the first two weeks after surgery due to swelling etc but I'm curious if anyone else has faced this issue as I'm getting increasingly concerned.
So to recap, what foods should I eat ? And also does eating get better the weeks after surgery?
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