Thank you for you reply, and Amey, we sound so much alike....it is comforting to know that others understand. What is your quality of life like now? I would not want to go back to a non functioning colon, just did not know what issues were ahead after the total colectomy.
we have to stay strong!
My advice to nietzsch6 is get a second opinion, and learn all you can on your own. What is the cause of you getting a colectomy? If after the research, you are faced with one, you have to weigh what will give you the best quality of life.
Amey - can you not tolerate any potatoes (mashed, scalloped, baked) or pasta or even well cooked white rice? What about breads, toast? Or pork, like tenderloin or ham? Or beef roast with potatoes? Just curious.... if it's your preference or the ostomy causing the limitations now?
Glad your spinach dilemma passed for you. I have issues with cooked spinach as well, like when I have an appetizer using chopped spinach (and I love those cheese balls, cheese spreads and even spanikopita), I know only to have a few small bites. I'm not a cooked spinach fan. But once in a while I eat a little fresh spinach with a small salad. I have better luck with it raw and can tolerate it better.
Hope you have a better week....