Ian and Ali,
I am very happy to read that both of you are progressing well. I had my surgery on Aug 20 and I still get tired at the end of the day. Other than being tired, my incisions have hardened and are a little sore to the touch. My diet has returned to normal. I can eat bread with no problem, I just make sure I am eating it with some type of liquid. My surgeon said that I could try steak or carbonated drinks at the six week point, but I am not sure I am ready for that. I am also staying away from fresh fruit and vegatables.
Since I still cannot burp or hiccup, I do not see any reason to try anything carbonated. I think the carbonation would just bloat me more than I already am.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.