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what can I eat after RC

11 years 9 months ago #12101 by Joe M
I ate soft foods.
Simple ones that were easy to digest.
Oatmeal and cereals, skim milk is great! Lots of protein and no fats.
Fats are hard to digest at first.
Soups are great, I like pea soup with ham.

Actually a protein drink is good too.
Easy to digest.


I found skim milk to be a really good food value.
You get alot out of it, in just one small glass.

I also threw stuff into a blender to grind it all up and spoon fed myself.
I bet your wife's stew would be pretty tasty all liquified, and easy to pass.
Ask the doc, if you can 'puree' your foods for a while.
Mine said it was OK, check with yours.

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11 years 9 months ago #12085 by Gene Beane
Don, I wrote a post after Gene's surgery, I titled it, "its all about the poop"
As much as the subject is generally not up for discussion after an r/c it is in the fore front. I'll bet the diahrea is because of the liquid diet, no solids, and the air is on going, the topic of converstion for months around our house. You can expect all kinds of reactions from your bowels, in the case here it was the opposite, not going at all. Be careful as if it is to unusual you may want to ask your Doctor, we made many calls with concerns , always feel better to know that what you are experiencing is not a problem . Ginger Beane

Hospital Cleveland Clinic r/c Sept.14,2007
Surgeon. Dr Stephen Campbell and Gill
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11 years 9 months ago #12066 by skypilot
Thank you all, I do for sure have issues with food constant diarea. With big blast of air at the end of that. I am reseaching on internet. Tim I guess I am in the same spot you were. Don

Hanging in there!

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11 years 9 months ago #12060 by Julie
Don, I think you are to eat a low fiber diet for the first few weeks and then gradually introduce fiber into your diet. Applesauce, yogurt, mashed potatoes, rice, foods that are easy on the digestion. After I had my sigmoid colon removed and colon reattached I age yogurt every day to restore the normal bacteria in the intestinal tract. Make sure you do not get constipated so drink plenty of fluids and a stool softener if needed.

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11 years 9 months ago #12051 by dmartin12358
Don,
Your doc's advice is sound. While eating solids after RC usually isn't a problem for most folks, it was for me (I had two intestinal blockages - and they sucked big time!!!).

So my advice is to continue to eat soft foods for awhile (chicken noodle soup and the like) and introduce solids slowly, in small quantities - wait a day, try the same solid food again, and so forth.

Avoid the temptation to eat a steak and potato and rush down to Taco Bell and Wendy's. You may be hungry and crave this stuff, but better safe than sorry.

I also found that eating jello was very helpful in keeping the bowells moving. Continue eating jello after you introduce solids, for some period of time.

And be wary (for several months) of eating hard-to-digest foods (like string beans, popcorn, nuts...). Bowell obsructions can occur months after your surgery.

Good luck.

Dan


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11 years 9 months ago #12049 by timb
don
good to hear you are doing so well. I couldn't eat much in the hospital and was pretty loose for a few weeks to put it mildly. when I got out I was on soups for a while but, weirdly, craved bacon and poached eggs with toast! this seemed to do me a lot of good. I loved the salty bacon and, having lost a lot of weight, probably needed the fat and protein. Also, for the bowels I took yoghurt drinks. My advice is listen to the docs but mainly listen to your body. If you fancy something then have it but don't overdo it.

all the best to you. I'll be reading your posts with interest

tim

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