I’m about 2 weeks out at the point. Although soft food is protocol at the end of the first week, I am just beginning very soft and slight blended now. For almost two weeks, all I could tolerate were liquids, like broth or ices. The docs said this was normal and that I was probably inflamed. I had no nausea, but a lot of bloating and discomfort. I have not seen my coughing improved, although my boyfriend says it sounds different. I have had no sudden night chocking,and yes, I have stopped the PPI. They gave no other meds other than for nausea. On a good note, I’ve lost about 12 pounds, but I’ve been lacking the nutrition needed to heal. I have an appointment with the surgeon next Wednesday and will get a better understanding of where I am at with my recovery.
Good luck, and let me know what you decide to do.