I don't know how to explain this, but I'll do my best. (I hope nobody thinks I'm absolutely nuts.)
When I got home from surgery, I didn't have any swallowing/sore throat issues. What I did have was this very strange thing - every time I ate or drank anything, I'd get what felt like pressure, maybe a bubble, at the base of my throat in my esophegus (sp?) and it would make me burp. Sometimes the pressure would be so great that it was painful.
It finally went away, but today it's back. It's now not only in the lower throat, but down about 5-6 inches, too, and burns. I'm positive it's not heartburn it just feels like a big bubble and is very uncomfortable.
Has anybody experienced this very strange post-op symptom? Do you know what it is?