New to this site...I have history that includes a ruptured bowel and peritonitis in 2004; with a bowel resection...followed by slow painful recovery. I subsequently developed 9 ventral hernias with peritonitis requiring multiple bowel resections and placement of a full abdominal biomesh (125 pins) in May of 2007. My abdominal muscles were removed and the peritoneal lining was so damaged it was unrecoverable.
I am one plus year post surgery and having no luck with losing any weight... I look like I'm 9 months pregnant with an alien child. I am doing abdominal exercises without any results (of course, no muscles) And I have no idea what to eat anymore. Stool softeners and fiber supplements help keep things moving.
I still have diverticulosis and have problems with any raw fruits or vegetables; no nuts; no popcorn; no cruciferous vegetables (even if cooked); no beans or legumes. I'm existing on bread, pasta, cheese and cereal with horrible weight results. I have gained 60 pounds in one year. I don't like eating meat. Any suggestions out there?