Ritch, know you are not there you are still in the hospital.
However, wanted to greet you when you get home.
1/2 cup at a time, no more than that. You can eat every 2 hours or so. I was put on liquid when I went home, not clear liquid.
Oatmeal (thin) helped loads. Also I had potato soup (used a blender).
No carbinated drinks, no tomato soup - too much acid, no coffee.
I followed the diet of liquid diet (look it up on the net) and made sure I only ate 1/2 cup at a time. The only time I had the shoulder pain was when I ate a little more than 1/2 cup. Walk walk walk and it will go away.
When I went back for my checkup a week later I was put on regular diet, except no steak, no carbinated drink and watch the bread, he also said chew chew chew.
I know some feel food get stuck. I never did and think it was a comination of a great surgeon and my following the diet so closely.
Welcome to the wrap club.