After recovery from surgery, you can gradually resume eating whatever you like—unless your doctor requires you to follow a special diet.
You should know, however, that because the ileum is narrow, high-fiber foods can sometimes cause blockages — especially during the first six to eight weeks following surgery. If you experience cramping, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting, call your doctor or ostomy nurse immediately.
You can avoid problems with these simple tips:
Remember that no two people react the same way to the same foods, and any dietary limitations may be temporary.
A woman’s first wedding anniversary should be a special time. For me, it signaled a journey that began with symptoms I blamed on food I ate while traveling and ended with an ileostomy.