Once you're done with the antibiotics, the diarrhea will stop and your potassium levels will increase. In the meantime, you can eat yogurt and take Acidolphilus tablets every day to give your intestines the good bacteria back. Eating bananas and potatoes and drinking orange juice are good food sources for potassium. Taking Imodium will also help with the diarrhea.
Good luck, and keep us posted on how you're doing.
I have only just posted a new thread asking for help then I came across your letter talking about low residue diet. I had my op for BC in April last year and my Ileostomy reversed 15 months ago, most of the time I am fine but every couple of weeks I have very frequent BMs, in fact reading your letter it could have been myself. The only thing you didn't mention was a really sore Butt! mine is so painful I could cry, but it only last about 10 mins. I put vaseline or rectol cream on it but that seems to make me want to use my bowels yet again. Is there any foods that you particulary noticed "set off" the BMs. And how do you control it long enough to even make it to the loo? I have had several "accidents" and it is so embarrassing even though they have only happened at home.
What a God send this forum is...with so many wonderful people out there willing to share their experiences with you.
Thank you again Marsky.