I have had my ileostomy for over a year now and rushed things when I first had it done. I ended up in the hospital with a blockage because I was dying for a salad.
I think the key is moderation - but I am definitely not an expert. I would suggest introducing a one or two fruits or veggies to start but only a small serving. See how it works - a small serving should not cause too many problems.
I am sure there are others on here who can provide more advice as well.
Female, 23, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) diagnosed at age 15; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in femur head & lumbar spine from long term prednisone use. Current Meds: Lexapro 10mgTrying out Lialda, 2 pills/day
Yep, Summer, that was me! The water test thing always worked well for me, esp. in the very beginning. If you imagine putting Ior go ahead and do it!) the food in a glass of water and it breaks down or falls apart, it's safe! If you stick a carrot or a piece of celery in the glass, they will look the same hours later. Those would be the foods to introduce slowly to your diet and to chew them extremely well.
Yep, the "water test" .... when you have a question, just remember, the "water test"!!!