Try cutting up food very tiny & chewing well. U don't want to get blocked. Eat chicken salad wraps, omletes, yogurt, oatmeal, potato soup, baked potatoes, pasta salad, burgers, but no fries! Greasy & sugary foods r bad. Low residue or low fiber for the first few months. I actually craved vinegar after surgery. Ate romaine lettuce chopped up tiny w dressing. Also had it on pasta. I think it has healing properties.