Saturday, April 24th, I got home from the hospital. That evening, I threw up a small amount of clear liquid and a rather larger amount of gas. Gas in the upper GI tract appears to be my particular bugaboo for recuperation. I never learned how to effectively belch or burp, so my body seems to resort to “dry heaves” to get it out. This puts my incision at risk. Since then, I’ve been doing a lot of mouth-breathing, which seems to allow small quantities of gas to exit the upper GI tract from time to time, and I have (so far) avoided another bout of regurgitation.
Sunday, April 25th, continued with balancing the need to get nutrition into the gut and keeping the system happy enough that I don’t regurgitate. I seem to tolerate tea, Ensure, and small helpings of rice, toast, chicken, and beef. I’m looking forward to the return of my appetite.