My surgery was August 16, released the following day. Also had an unplanned hiatal hernia repaired. By day 5, I felt great. Like most, I struggle to get my protein and liquids in, don't love the taste of shakes.
I lost 10 pounds on the pre surgery diet, which for my doctor was an 800 calorie diet using food purchased through the clinic and another 10 or so in the past week.
Food has not been a temptation at all so far. I do enjoy cooking so I made some "meals" for the pureed stage. I found a Joie XL ice cube tray with a lid at TJ Maxx. Each cube hold 2 oz. so I cooked and pureed cauliflower (with some cheese for protein) and also made the ricotta bake. I then froze them in the ice cube tray and once they were frozen, I transferred them into a freezer bag until next week.
Seven days out from surgery and absolutely no regrets!