Diet After Surgery/Ileostomy Reversal
I'd be really interested to hear other people's experiences with food after surgery and after ileostomy reversal. It's been 6 weeks since my reversal, which happened a lot quicker than expected as my small bowel was damaged. Luckily my rectum was completely healed (removed tumour from rectum and pretty much all the rectum when putting in the ileostomy). So, Surgeon and Oncologist agreed a reversal would be best, but at the same time they removed a length of small bowel.
I've been on a very basic diet. Basically no fibre, but I'm aware I need to start introducing it. I've finally started to notice my bowel isn't so explosive, so I'd like to try and be a bit more brave with food. I had lettuce yesterday for the first time and I was OK - I was very nervous! I know it's mostly trial and error and different for everyone, but I'd really like to hear what other people experienced. It might make me a bit more determined!