Isn't that puffed corn, butter flavored stuff just awesome. No worries about blockages, and yes, I too have sat down and eaten a whole bag of it. I'm here to tell you that it is just awful if it gets stale, so you must eat the whole thing once you open it, right?! I'm currently hooked on eating M&M's while we are watching movies here at home. I just can't stop eating them!!!
Re: brocolli and cauli .... be careful of the stems. They are much more fiberous than the tops. Try a little... test the waters so to speak before making a meal of it. They are "gassy" veggies, but you probably know that. Sometimes the gas is worth it. You seem to be doing wonderfully. One thing that I do when eating foods that can be potential problems... never eat only that food, and never eat it on an empty stomach. You know about drinking fluids with them. For example, tonight I had a small salad of romaine, spinach, radishes, carrots, zucchini but I ate some of my pasta and meat sauce (made from the leftover meatloaf I made!) first, and ate my salad with my meal. That is always safe for me. If I am eating a chef salad, I usually eat lots of crackers/bread/meat/cheese with the raw veggies and then just chew the Heck out of it.
Let us know how things go with your experiences. You have a great attitude and you will do fine, probably teach us veterans a thing or two!
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery