I started taking HCl pills yesterday and they are helping. Still have some pain on right side below rib cage all the way down to pelvis (sometimes sharper pain higher right under bottom of right rib cage - today duller and lower but always on right side).
Added chicken breast, cooked carrots and celery to broth. Ate it with two HCl pills. Doing OK about an hour after.
I find walking, standing up, singing, doing anything to loosen up the core helps. Sitting causes stomach to ball up and increases pain.
Possibly a combination of the HCl pill and my brain getting used to the higher volume radio (per Clive's analogy).
I have also added a glass of celery juice first thing in the morning. Don't know if that had anything to do with it.
I am far from out of the woods on my ability to eat but at least the pain is duller and I am less afraid to eat.