Ditto to what Berb said. Coffee OK (in moderation). I would drink 5 to 6 cups a day before surgery. Now, about 3.
You have got to get the BM problem under control. I had a quit a time with it myself. I even went as far a Fleets to help. I react weird with any meds (weirder than normal). It seemed everything that I took affected my bowel. I'm much better now. But I still have to watch what I take. Fiber is my key. A salad every night and I am good to go, so to speak. Give it a try.
You and Rod are still in our prayers. I'm soooooooo happy to on this forum. You all know how much it helps. The rest of the world ain't got a clue as to what goes on in our lives.
War Eagle baby,