I remember as a kid that my mom would always crush any pills we had to take and then mix them with strawberry jelly to get us to swallow them. I don't know if that messes with time releases or not but it made things painless for us kids. I'd go along with 50 is the new 30 as I don't feel limited in my ability to do things. Of course the wisdom that comes with 50 has certainly altered the scope of things I want to do so that may come into play. It sounds like your recovery is coming along nicely and that the surgery did what it was supposed to do. Soup and yogurt make sense but I suspect I'd have used the swallowing difficulty to rationalize utilizing the well known medical benefits of milkshakes. =)
Dtoh! One small atta boy for random check-in...five ah shits for missing birthday... Sigh. Happy b-day and welcome to the 50s. I've been here three years and found it not bad at all. I hope once your recovery is complete you'll find the water in the 50s pool is just fine. Difficulties with swallowing probably takes a lot of the joy out of meal time. I know for me that would be very good for my waistline but awful for my disposition. I know the docs gave you a time line associated with when you can lift various weights and such. Did they offer some hope as to when swallowing would come easier? It seems like one of those things one would take for granted but I guess that ought not be true.
Naps are a good thing. And there's not a hell of a lot else you can do at this point from what you say. Doing some writing sounds like a good option though. Napping and laying around sounds good for maybe two days. A couple months of it will get old very quickly. I'm glad to hear the surgery went well. I like the C word when it means Cure. I'm rather pissed at other C words though. Here's wishing you Cure and a quick recovery.