I had toast today, with solid food (in limited quantities) for the other meals: a rather sad impression of cabbage roll, and a passable baked chicken thigh. Each with a scoop of unfortunate reconstituted mashed potato.
Still, it seems to be settling well enough. The drains are not draining much now. New pain regimen seems okay too. Not quite the same, but I think I'm handling it well. Various bits of swelling have been going down (slowly!), which is a bit of a relief.
I'm idling on IM a bit more so you can probably find me there at one point or another. Either awake or asleep.
As for getting out of here... we're not assigning dates yet, but I'm definitely here through the weekend; the TPN will probably be finally stopped over the weekend, and the drains out... when they're done. Perhaps Monday. So, Wednesday next seems a prudent day to guess.
I do appreciate all of the thanks and well wishes; I'm not quite of a state of mind to reply to most individually (or indeed to read much of my friends page yet) but they have all been very helpful.