We know that many of our support group members schedule surgery at end of the year to use up health savings accounts and take advantage of insurance deductibles. Then one day wake up and think 'What am I going to do about Thanksgiving and Christmas?' No worries. Not our first rodeo!
It is not arbitrary that you have been told to eat purées for a period of time - you have just had 85% of your stomach removed and have miles of staples creating your new stomach pouch.