Since my surgery I spent one week completely on a liquid diet and now I'm spending four or five weeks on a soft foods diet. The problem with soft foods and liquids is that they tend to be sweet. My diet is probably right around 70% pure sugar right now with splenda making up 29% of the remaining. The other 1% is eggs and pasta. I'm to the point where I might never want to eat anything sweet again. Ice cream or candy or soda or iced tea…I'm sick of it all. I once loved sugar so…I loved candy and soda so much and now I just want to wretch whenever I think about it. I pine for the day when I can eat salsa and salty chips and steaks and salads again.