I went to visit my surgeon for my post-op appointment today. I guess I must be looking good, because the first thing that he said to me was "You really don't look like I physically assaulted you last week!" He felt around and said that swelling is way down and shouldn't bother me any more. We talked about food choices. I told him about moving to the softer foods so soon. He said that wasn't a problem as long as I chewed well and took it slow. He also gave me the go ahead to work my way to food food. He said that because I am one of his "smaller" (his words not mine) patients, I will be able to tolerate a faster progression to food. He also said that I really "deserved" a fill today (one week out!?) but he didn't want to miss the port with the little swelling that was still there and hit the tube. I agreed that wouldn't be a good thing.
I next met with the nutritionist (surgeon's wife). I shared with her the same about the food that I have been eating. She said that my choices are appropriate and that I need to eat at more times during the day. I have only been doing shakes for b'fast and lunch and then mushies for dinner. Sometimes a stick of cheese for afternoon snack. I don't feel so bad about eating now. They said as long as it doesn't cause me problems, it will be fine. I do get full from a small amount of food.
I go back on July 14 for my first fill. 4 weeks! I can't wait!