Hey, Ellen -
I had my hiatal hernia repaired during my sleeve procedure as well. I haven't had any real issues, though. I can drink water and other liquids and take some puree, though my first couple of forees with that were less than successful. I got sternal pain and had to stop. Took smaller bites (hubby bought me a baby spoon, that helped), and really thinned the stuff out and that seemed to help.
I was cleared for puree 48 hours after surgery - but I didn't try anything even resembling puree until 10 days out. I was too worried. And I'm still not on a purely puree diet....I'm too scared of effing something up. I am up to eating ricotta cheese, sometimes with ground deli turkey in it, sometimes not.....lots of yogurt, refried beans (really thinned out with milk), and that's about it. I have tried oatmeal a time or two, but again, super thinned out.
I agree with the others, go back to basics. Go back to fluids and see what happens, if you aren't keeping even fluids down, you need to see your surgeon! You need the fluids and nutrition.
Hang in there.....and best of luck! =)
my blog: www.laurot95.blogspot.com
HW - 361/SW - 338/GW - ONEderland somewhere......
(loss reflects 23# loss pre-op)