You can eat anything that chews to a liquid/creamy consistency. Listen to your body, but don't limit yourself unnecessarily. Take very small bites and chew, chew, chew.
My surgeon actually set me free to eat that way at the Day 5-6 point. I listened to my body, and of course the first few days ate mostly soup. Things like saltine crackers chewed very easily.
Really, it was just trial and error...at a restaurant I ate crepe manicotti and nibbled the crust off the breadsticks. If something didn't chew to a liquid/creamy consistency, I didn't eat it. I always kept a handy paper napkin or tissue to deposit foods that didn't chew competely.
You can eat a wide variety of foods. If you take very small bites...even nibbles if it makes you feel more confident. Relax. You will do just fine. Take a breath, then take a little bite. Chew, chew, chew, chew, and you'll do just fine.
Eat and enjoy the flavors. The time will come when you will be back to eating normally. You'll always have to eat more slowly and chew more carefully, though.
Eat, drink, and be merry!
Happy New Year!
Nissen Fundoplication 2/09
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