I noticed that you said that you are drinking more iced tea.. I love sweet tea! But, it (probably the sugar and caffeine) increases my output some. When I make it at home, I use decaf tea. But I still like my sugar.
Glad to hear that your nurse said blockage wasn't going to be a problem for you - chew well and watch those gas producers. If it hurts, don't eat it! That was the recommendation I got 25 years ago!
Have a good weekend.
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery