I met with an ET Nurse before my surgery...she was great and marked my spot with a tattoo!!! She answered some questions, but it wasn't planned for me to have an ileo, it was a "just in case" situation that became reality!
My surgeon set up my appointment, so if yours doesn't offer, ask for an appointment...get a chance to look at the products...
As far as the green stuff, yes it is bile, and it does get better after you start eating. I still see it pass if I haven't eaten for a really long time (not something a try to do...).
My nurses always pushed popsicles...so if you are allowed ice chips you should be able to eat them:)
Ditto that on the hard candies and gum. Butterscotch was my favorite.
You can also bring in your own chewable Gas-X tablets, in case your doctor doesn't order a script for some. They will come in handy when the gas pain strikes. For me, trapped gas was the most pain I remember feeling after surgery.
Definitely bring your own comfy PJ's and slippers, since you will be walking the halls a lot after surgery.
I met my ostomy nurse in the hospital. She had an office on the same floor that I was on, so I saw her every day until I was discharged.
Bring some magazines, too. That was about all I could handle when it came to reading material.
I'm so glad you're excited to be UC-free!!
You have such a positive attitude and are going to sail right through this.
I love the idea of eating Mexican! Add extra beans, and you'll get a head start on the prep!