I wasn't eating any dairy at all before surgery -- too much gas/urgency, but I'm tolerating cheese quite well now. I tried a little ice cream and it seemed OK. Milk doesn't appeal to me at all, and it's hard to imagine that I'd be OK with it, as I never was before.
48 years old, female.
2004 dx indeterminate colitis. Many drugs, minimal success.
2010-11 Official dx Crohn's colitis. Crazy complications -- cutaneous Crohn's, Erythema Nodosum, marginal keratitis, high fevers. Out of good drug options, tired of scary drugs.
Feb 2011 -- proctocolectomy with permanent ileolostomy; abscess, blood clot. Still healing, still glad for the surgery