Timely reminder. I have read that chewing gum and drinking from straws just adds more gas in our gut. Not to mention drinking carbonated beverages.
When I had my temporary colostomy (after a colon resection for rectal cancer), back in 1999, my ostomy nurse said all 3 were out - no gum, no straws and no soda or beer. She said if I was really missing Pepsi (my one vice in life), I could pour it into a glass and stir, letting the bubbles dissipate, waiting a while before sipping it. But not to use a straw. They give you straws in the hospital I said.....she said - they shouldn't! Anyway, occasionally I had a Pepsi, I was missing that taste but by the time I did drink it tasted flat. And I was petrified of wreaking havoc in my gut.....LOL So I basically gave up Pepsi for 8 weeks.
So again, this makes total sense to me.
I used to love real bubble gum but I'm sitting here typing with 5 dental crowns and I've had one root canal, made need another (dentist is watching 1 tooth). He said no gum too especially bubble gum.
It's not fun to grow up is it? LOL Or eliminate foods or cravings we once enjoyed......dang it all!
Good luck to you......