Angel Baby, My you have been though a lot. Although I do not have a appliance I have had a total colectomy. Mine was Feb 19,10 and I still mainly stick to turkey and chicken, things that are easy to pass and not all the fat content. I am allergic to dairy so I stay away from all of that, but if you have dairy in your diet, it may give you additional gas that you may not want.
So many of us have lived our llives by our bowels and intestines. I had the opposite problem from you I had C and I hated what I had to go through to try to feel good. Glad that I had my surgery but I am 5'9 and I am down to `125 lbs...way too thin for me. But I eat everything fatning that I can. I hope that things get better for you, I just really wanted to send you some positive wishes your way. Sorry that I can't help with your problems as I don't have any of that, they reconnected me when they did my surgery, so for that I am thankful. But it too comes with its difficulties also.. so stay strong, and be well.
1984 Tubligation 1992 Diagnosed with Thyroid tumor
1993 Gallbladder Removed 1997 Hysterectomy 1998 Carpol Tunnel
1999 Spinal Cord Surgery for a Anacroid Syst
2001 Lower Lumbar Fusion L4-5
2003 Sigmoid Colon Resection
2006 Right Knee Replacement 2005 Breast Reduction
2008 RE-did the Lower Lumbar Fusion/ lamanoctomy
2010 DX: colonic Inertia/ Pelvic Floor Disorder
2010 Total Colectomy ABD W/O proctectomy; w/Ileosto