JBlue and ElliUK,
Both of you are in the final stages of these rotten diseases. NOW all you have to do is be patient, let your body recuperate, and start trying new foods once you feel comfortable doing so.
My suggestions for the gas is to really watch the diet. You will have gas with about anything right now, but keep walking and moving. Don't sit or lay for too long of periods as moving helps to get the gas out. You can also lay down and roll slowly from your side to your back to the other side. This will help to distribute the excess air in your system too, esp if you DON"T feel like walking (waking up in the middle of the night, etc.)
It is good the 2 of you can compare some notes!
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery