Thanks for the flaxseed oil info, eMom
Scorpio, I can understand your fear of veggies and dairy if you haven't been able to eat them so far. If you do the SCD it is worth starting with the Intro diet which doesn't have a lot of those foods and then work your way up slowly. It might also help if your vegetables are well cooked or even pureed. Also, did you know that SCD yogurt is lactose-free? Store-bought yogurt isn't lactose-free because it is not cultured/fermented long enough, but SCD yogurt is fermented for 24 hours and during that time all the good bacteria eat up the lactose sugars and the final yogurt is lactose and sugar free. This site has some good info on yogurt and yogurt-making:
How did your surgery go, and how are you recovering? I hope that the strictureplasty will ease your constipation eventually.
CrazyHarry, your story is very inspiring. Congratulations on all your success. I am going to research colonic inertia since it sounds like something I might have a mild case of, if that's even possible.
Good luck with your return to work, Scorpio! Please don't let your boss stress you out too much.
One thing you can do if you make the SCD yogurt is drain the yogurt before eating it. (You just pour the yogurt into a strainer lined with cheesecloth or a flour sack towel for a couple hours. Set the strainer over a pot or bowl.) That makes it thicker and the liquid that drips out is the whey. Removing the whey sounds like it might make it easier to digest for you.