I had my first hospital visit last June. Just like you, I had never been afraid of food until after that. I spent a week on full liquids and was afraid to add foods when I got home. My doctor advised me to just keep a low fiber diet, saying that the less I 'exercised' the bowel, the more it could rest to heal. So, I avoided raw veggies, skins (potato, etc) and stuck to mostly cooked carrots/zucchini, chicken, fish and seemed to do alright. I have to admit that I am still far more aware of food than I ever was before the hospital. But, maybe that's alright... I told my daughter just this morning that I miss "pgging out!" I guess I just try to eat little thinking less in, less out. Within reason, that is!
--39 year old female, dx as UC in '04 (1st symptoms in '03), switched to Crohn's in '05
--1 fistula, crohn's colitis, limited to large intestine
--rejected (reaction/didn't work): Asacol, AZA, 6-MP, MTX, Remicade, Humira, prednisone
--stuck on methylprednisolone
--tried Prochymal in Phase III study (can't wait til it's approved!)
--waiting to start Tysabri
--single mom to 10-year-old girl