I had my surgery four weeks ago yesterday. I really didn't have any restrictions, but I was warned that my small intestine would be swollen for 6-8 weeks so I needed to take that into consideration when eating. Which I have.
I am deathly scared of eating any kind of nuts, popcorn, the skin of potatoes, etc.
I do drink a lot of grape juice. I find that it definitely liquifies my output and it's so much easier to pass my foods. I do try to drink as much liquid as possible, and I like to use the knock-off Crystal Light brand...I sometimes can drink an entire pitcher in a day, and I drank and entire jug of Welch's white grape/cherry juice...YUM!
I was nervous eating corn chips and things like that, but I can...I do try to chew my food very well and that normally does the trick. I was at a restaurant with my husband a couple weeks ago and I ate a couple carrot sticks without even thinking, and I was so worried of a blockage! However, I drank tons of water and it all worked out. : )
I know you're going to be okay. I am so sorry you had a leakage problem...I happened to have one last night too. It was not an experience I would like to have again any time soon.
: ) Robin
28 year old Mommy of an amazing 1 year old and Wife for 2 years!
Dx-May 2007 Moderate/Severe Pancolitis - failed all medications
Proctocolectomy w/ permanent ileostomy on 02/06/09!!!
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