Matt, that's great! I was drinking fruit smoothies after my surgery for a while and I noticed the same effect. I stopped doing it but I don't know why. I never thought to try the vegetable smoothies. I doubt I would drink it if it tastes bad!! I'm picky that way. But it's a great idea because I was told not to eat a lot of the vegetables especially raw ones because of blockages. This might be a good way to get them.
Have you ever heard of isotonics? I take them and they are great! They are vitamins and nutrients that are in powder form that you mix with a certain amount of water that makes them isotonic. They absorb in your body in 5 minutes! I've gotten so much energy from them! AND, I take one called OPC-3 that takes away my back pain, etc. I've had to stop taking it all for the last week though because of my surgery tomorrow. You know, how they always tell you to stop taking your vitamins, etc. before surgery? That never made much sense to me, but oh well.... just wondering if anyone else has heard of it or has tried it. They taste great and they are awesome!
35 years old
Chronic Lifetime Constipation
Diagnosed IBS - 1995
Rectal Prolapse - February 2007
Rectosigmoid Colectomy w/low anterior Anastomosis - March 13, 2007
Diagnosed with Colonic Inertia - June 08
Total Colectomy - September 22, 2008
Temporary Ileostomy due to small bowell perforation Septepmber 29, 2008
Ileostomy Reversal - December 15, 2008
Multiple Small Bowel Abscesses-December 22, 2008
Leak at original Anastamosis -December 25, 2008
JP Drain removed - January 23, 2009
Still adjusting to life without my large intestine...
Surgery for kink in small intestine - Monday, June 8, 2009
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