Welcome to the forum! Glad you've come out of the shadows, and are starting to participate. I'm sure others will benefit greatly from your experience and comments!
Here is a link to a post-op eating guides:
Each surgeon is different and have different eating protocols. My surgeon had me on liquids in the hospital, and sent me home on soft foods. After I saw him on Day 6, he set me free to eat "anything that could be chewed to a liquid." It was trial and error, but not all that difficult. I just never swallowed anything that didn't chew to oblivion.
I had to use my good judgement to decide what would chew to a liquid, an never swallowed anything that didn't. I kept a handy paper napkin available for depositing things that don't chew properly.
I'm not advocating that you do this, but I can say it worked for me. My mouth and teeth were my blender. I chew, chew, chewed my food.
Nissen Fundoplication 2/09
"Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.”
“Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose”
“Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.”