I had the surgery late September so Christmas dinner for me that year was chicken soup but as Denise says the eating issues are in the first months and now I enjoy a meal out and a decent roast dinner.
I don't eat as much as I used too but that is not a bad thing and you won't be hungry so you will feel satisfied with smaller meals anyway.
I don't have issues with any food now and eat most things even a nice spicy curry which I love.
I have had quite a bit of surgery and I have to say the Nissan was bad. I had my gallbladder removed in January 2010 and the pain from that was far worse than the Nissan surgery.
Ask any questions and help put your mind at rest there are so many positives to this surgery