Staying hydrated is extremely important, especially with the ileo. I had the most trouble with my loop and staying hydrated. As for what to eat, I ate perfectly normally with both of my ileos. With the end, I never had any issues, even if I didn't chew well, but one of the tips you will hear over and over, is to chew your food well. With the loop, I had one blockage issue. it cleared on its own, after that i was really nervous and chewed very well. Now with the pouch, I don't worry about
any of it, but I do make an effort to stay hydrated. Keith is right, things do get more formed over time. In the early stages, there's a lot of liquid, and it's frequent, same with when you have takedown, but over time, things calm and heal. The terminal ileum performs more like a colon, but it will never be a colon. In the end, you will have a variety of consistency, food changes it a lot. Some things thicken, like potatoes. You will see. There's a happy medium, where it works best for you. Do you have a nurse coming? Your nurse will likely go through some of the dietary stuff. A lot of people start off with low residue diets.
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