― We celebrate so many holidays that involve food. After having weight loss surgery you may soon be faced with a food challenge. For me, it was 4th of July BBQ smells at 2 weeks post-op wafting through the open windows. I sat on my bed and cried. It wasn't long before I was eating some pretty yummy things again (including some BBQ) but those first few weeks of soft, mushy, pureed foods while our rearranged guts heal seem like f-o-r-e-v-e-r and with all the other emotions going on can seem like a [...].