There is an alien in my throat. When drinking I hear noises from another world that can be heard a few feet away. I asked my surgeon a couple of days out if that was normal. He said I was drinking too fast. I am taking small sips and waiting about a minute in between. Still get the gurgling. I have a hard time getting as much water in as I would like because of the waiting. Is the gurgling bad? Can it hurt anything? I will be two weeks out this coming Thursday.