hi! thanks for the reply. Yea that makes sense. And yes I think I should slow down. But its hard. I live alone and I really dont have the funds to keep a steady supply of super soft food on hand (its not cheap). As I said before, I have made a couple of food mistakes but am still figuring out what I can and cant tolerate right now. Ive been looking around and reading threads and Ive read there is still more swelling to come perhaps. Overall though I really am bouncing back from this a lot faster then I thought. Though I do have good days and bad. Today is not a super good day. What I had for lunch is still sitting like lead in my stomach. Yet Im hungry. Ive stayed hungry since this operation. And before it, I hadnt eaten in nearly 2 days. Yea Ive lost some serious weight already. I wasnt skin and bones but I wasnt obese either yet Im not minding the weight loss. I just hope it eventually stops. Too thin isnt good either. The majority of my diet is fairly soft (creamed soups, instant oatmeal, jello, pudding cups, cottage cheese, etc) but there are a couple of 'harder' food items that I seem to be able to eat with no problem (or course well chewed!), grapes and rice crispies. Go figure.