Can't function without my morning coffee; I drink about 2.5 cups. It doesn't cause me any problems.
NO! There is no need to stay away from stuff that caused problems in the past -- no disease .. no problem!! But you will find that your digestive tract may handle foods differently now. I have to watch roughage... like raw fruits and veggies. Skins, peels, nuts and seeds. I still eat them, but very moderately. And drink LOTS of fluids. I've challenged my body over the years and I have learned. Some people have no problems with anything, so do. Some will go thru you more quickly than others, but there is no pain involved even if it goes thru quickly!!
I'm sure that you will get lots of answers or comments on that question.
I was on a VERY bland diet before surgery...if it wasn't white and processed, I couldn't tolerate it. I have been able to eat anything/everything since getting through the 6 weeks post-op. Like Peggy said, it is an idividual thing, so it is best to try things slowly and in moderation. When in doubt, chew really well...I think Peggy said on another thread, if you eat something that you think might be an issue, don't eat it alone and drink fluids (ex: salad in the middle of the meal).
Don't appologize for the questions! There are no silly ones:)