I am thoroughly enjoying every bit of post-surgery life. I eat gum almost everyday with no problems, same with steak, pizza, all the other difficult foods pre-surgery. As of now the only foods I can not eat are things I can't eat because of my braces, like whole apples, or corn on the cob.
In other news, I got a full ride to the University of Portland. No biggie :) Still waiting for the all important University of Washington letter though!