Just wanted to give everybody an update. As of today I'm down 18 pounds! I'm sticking to a low carb meal plan and it's working out great. I am officially free to eat any food that I can tolerate, so far no problems. I did try to eat a bite of toast last week and it felt like it was getting stuck, so no more bread for me at least for a while. I am now feeling pretty much back to normal other than a little tenderness on my left side where Dr. Stewart pulled my stomach out. Food is a little intimidating- but I am trying to eat new things and not just drink a protein shake. The nurse got on to me for drinking more than one shake a day. She said that I need to be eating food. Easy for her to say. Ha! I did walk a mile and a half yesterday and I'd like to walk at least three times a week and build that up to every other day. We'll see how that goes. I hope everyone is doing well and once I hit 25 pounds lost, I'll post some pics.