I had my surgery on May 19th too! Very emotional day for me as my Dad passed away in November, and that is his birthday! I ended up staying in the hospital an extra night due to not being able to pee :( I am doing pretty well now. Never took any pain meds in the hospital or now, just Tylenol...but I haven't even taken that for 3 days now. After being on this liquid diet I CANNOT WAIT to eat some chicken!! Good luck to you!