Welcome to Healing Well! Congratulations on having a surgery date...you're way ahead of many here. I also found this forum shortly before I had my surgery three years ago, and found it extremely helpful. Here's a link to my early recovery journal, in case you haven't seen it:
Here's the thing about eating. Some surgeons are extremely strict about their eating protocols, and have their patients on liquids for an extended time. My surgeon was more like yours. At Day 6 when I saw him, he set me free to eat "whatever could be chewed to a liquid" from that point on. Be thankful you weren't given a strict protocol. Life is much easier with a looser eating regimen.
During the first couple weeks your wrap will be mighty touchy, and you'll have moments when swallowing is not much fun. Also, during the first two weeks your wrap will become increasingly swollen, so your swallowing will get worse before it gets better. However, once you hit peak swelling and the swelling begins to subside you're on your way toward eating more normally.
My surgeon said no bread or steak for probably 8 weeks or so. That said, toasted bread chews nicely to a liquid, so as long as it's well-toasted you're good to go. Surprisingly, saltines or other delicate crackers are also fine. I agree that raw veggies and fruit will be the last to add.
This is the most important thing to remember. Take very, very small bites, and chew, chew, chew, chew. If you do that, then your mouth and teeth become your blender, and you'll find yourself enjoying your food immensely. Keep in mind that you will always have to chew your food more carefully after you have the surgery.
Also, you will get full exceedingly quickly after the surgery. This is because the top of your stomach (the fundus) is the part that sends messages to the brain regarding fullness. Since your fundus will be very swollen misinterprets the swelling as fullness. As the swelling subsides you'll gradually be able to tolerate more food. You'll want to eat many small meals as you recover.
Here's a good resource regarding food:
Best wishes for your surgery tomorrow!
Post when you can so we know how you're doing and can welcome you to the Wrapped Club!