Am eating more, and have mostly gotten the "swallow liquids" trick down. Went back to work today, too; speaking is still difficult and painful, so I got to use a combination of elaborate shrugs, typing, whiteboard sketching, and charades. I see the doc on Monday for the follow-up visit. Main complaints are still about the uvular stuff - hard to speak, painful, annoying to feel the stitches at the roof of my mouth, etc.
Big remaining nastiness: getting rid of the sheer amounts of crap I've been left with by erstwhile roommates, and figuring out housing in Tokyo. Still not reading LJ (save for the comments left here), so if there's stuff afoot, I'm blithely ig'nant 'bout it all.