The first few days post op, you should just eat what you feel like having (& don’t worry about eating like an adult ). You can add pudding/custard & mashed potatoes (sweet or white), to your soft foods list. I had “blender meals” where cooked veggies & meat were put in a blender w/ (almond) milk added to make a nasty looking smoothie, but it tasted pretty doggone good. The meal smoothie can be made while the food is warm, & if the liquid is preheated, then you get a warm meal rather than a cold one. Make sure you have protein powder for your smoothies as protein in each meal will help your body recover more handily. There is also a chance you won’t need the soft foods unless you’re having intraoral surgery. Some people can eat normally after external surgery. I couldn’t after my first surgery but was able to after my second one.
Ginger & turmeric are natural anti-inflammatories so if those are flavors you can tolerate, you could try ginger turmeric “tea” a couple of times/day. I prefer a little sweetener in mine (I’m a fan of stevia). Try to keep sugar on the lower side initially as sugar can be inflammatory.
Remember that days 3-5 (or 6) are when you’ll have the worst post op swelling & pain. You should start noticing improvements in the second week. Symptoms may come & go for a couple of months post op but eventually there will be many more good days than hard ones. Listening to your body & not pushing yourself but resting when it says to will also expedite healing.
I hope this helps! I’ll put you on my calendar & pray for you on Friday in particular.