Posted 6/10/2013 5:43 PM (GMT -6)
This applies for both j-pouch and ileostomy, although I'd be looking at a j-pouch in the end. How well do you need to chew after you're healed up?
If there's a way you can quantify this (consistency, number of chews with an example type of food, etc.) that would be great. I am a very fast eater, and I know I don't chew enough. This is a concern I have in being able to adjust to with surgery, specifically being able to just still find myself enjoying food with the amount of chewing needed and the fear of accidentally swallowing food before it's chewed enough and causing an obstruction :(.
I'm not sure if I'm the only one that is scared of making this adaption. It probably seems silly.