Hi Ladies, I had my surgery on August 2nd and I AM THE SAME WAY! I am about to throw these protein shakes out the window. Geechee girl, It was funny because when I read your post you sound exactly like me. I am in socal and my surgeon is a little more lax and said if you feel up to it you can start the soft things a little earlier than the 14 day mark, but I am a little apprehensive and I think I may stick to the plan. I have been having a hard time getting all of the protein in because I don't really know how fast I should be sipping. How often are you guys sipping? and what exactly is a sip to you? Pre surgery I was a big gulper so I just want to make sure I am not over sipping. Thanks!!!