Sorry I haven't been on. My husband and I are working to get our house ready to sell, and it's a mountain of work. I lost about 19 pounds after surgery, but have gained back about 8. At this point (almost 5 months post op), I actually have to watch myself not to eat too much. Right after surgery your stomach feels full after a very small amount of food. My surgeon said it's because of the swelling. It gives you the sensation of fullness.
I had prepared homemade chicken broth, applesauce, etc. before surgery, because I figured I'd be on a liquid diet, or soft food diet for a while. As it turned out, I didn't need the chicken broth at all. For the first five days before I saw my doctor, I lived on homemade egg custard, chicken broth, turkey gravy and mashed potatoes, and applesauce. After seeing the surgeon, I went to any foods that could be chewed to a liquid. That is pretty much anything.
I do recommend having liquid Tylenol around after surgery, because you'll probably switch to that pretty quickly. Also, ask you doctor for a script for anti nausea drugs. You won't want to vomit right after surgery, and you never know...people have gotten stomach bug and caused difficulty for their wrap.
At five months post op, I still don't take large pills. I am taking liquid Calcium and Vitamin D, and I crush a vitamin C tablet and put it into yogurt with flaxseed oil (I used to take the jumbo flaxseed capsules...no way now). I do take a vitamin that is like the little red One a Day Multiple Vitamins. I have no trouble with that or my small antihistimine pill. I took small prednosone pills right after surgery, so I don't expect you'll have trouble with the blood thinner pill.
Hope this info helps you. I'll be glad to answer any questions you might have. It may take a little while for me to get online, but will be happy to help if I can.
Take care and good luck!