Outstanding news Ian! Your recovery should really accelerate now that you are on soft foods. I ate mashed potatoes for about three days before going over to veggie soup and apple sauce. I was just so happy that i could eat at the time, I was too scared to try anything else.
I can pretty much eat anything now at day 17 except steak, bread, and raw veggies. I have not tried those. I did try some processed lunch meat and that is a no-no still. Probably the biggest surprise for me has been coffee. It absolutely kills my stomach when I drink it now. Back to Earl Grey decaf for me. As Denise mentioned, some of us still do not have any warning features to let us know when we are full. As a result, my food intake is the same as it was post surgery.
I did not sleep well last night and have the first real discomfort in my wrap since day 6. It feels like it may be swelling again, or maybe it has been swelling all along and I am hitting peak swelling. I know Bill and Denise warned me and others about this, but I thought I was going to be one of the lucky ones and skip this stage....lol
Looking forward to your next positive post.