Post bowel surgery - eating/gas/constipation problems?
Hi everybody, I am 3 weeks post my Laparascopic operation to remove a tumour in my sigmoid colon plus my ovaries and appendix. I am mainly keeping to a low residue diet and I was advised to add other items one by one. I've been walking about a mile a day since about 10 days after the op but haven't restarted my pilates (too nervous with all my wounds still healing).
I am missing my normal Mediterranean diet like crazy and could murder a salad!!
I've tried adding some brown bread and also some carrots but all I seem to do is create gas and not have very much to pass at all. I've needed to take Laxido to achieve that (which I took in small quantities before to keep constipation at bay).
I'd be very very interested to hear your own experiences of eating post surgery and how and when you returned to a high fibre diet if that was your norm.