I pretty much eat anything I want with no trouble. The only thing I don't eat is popcorn but thats just because I think it would be to rough..
And as far as med's well as you can see I'm basically down to nothing compared to what I use to take.
Now regarding frequency; before the ileostomy I was going anywhere from 10 - 30 times a day. Now when I go to the restroom to "pee" I just empty my bag then. It takes just a few minutes longer depending on the consistency of the output. So I guess in a 24 hour period I will empty any where from three times to seven. Alot depends also on what I eat, if I eat alot then I am emptying more frequently.
Hope that answers some of your questions.
Dx: with Crohns in 10-2003 then changed to Ulcerative Colitis 1-2007
Proctocolectomy with Ileostomy June 19th 2007 - Doing great.
Prednisone 60 mg (currently tapering by 10 a week until zero), 6MP 125 mg po qd, Pentasa 500 mg 3 po tid, Calcium 400 mg with D tid, Iron po tid, Vit C po tid, Tylenol #3 prn, Multivitamin, Remicade - Quit working, Asacol, Colozal, Abatacept Study