thanks so much for letting me know I am not alone in this particular experience. I am doing OK so far I guess. I even made it through going out to lunch with a coworker today. I just drank water and ordered soup , played around with the spoon, but didn't eat any. it was SO hard since it was this yummy potato cheese soup. I am very proud of myself. It seems much easier today (day 2) than day one, despite beig cold and a little spacy foggy. thanks again!