I can understand the thinking that I need to be far more careful with what I eat after my op. However my diet has been back to normal for some weeks now. Soon after my op I was on a soft diet which still included a lot of “proper” food; cottage pie and the like. It wasn’t long after this that I was able to eat a full diet; I was eating the same foods as before, only smaller portions. Slowly that has increased, and I am now back to eating the same quantities as before. I have been told that my digestive tract is now as healthy and as clear as the next person (true: I have bits missing, but what’s left is healthy tissue absent any active Crohn’s). That being the case, foods that are high in fibre are far less likely to cause me problems now, as there are no restrictions in the gut for the roughage to get caught on. Although I know that I can eat foods such as peas in relative safety, I still choose not too. Maybe because I am so used to leaving them out for such a long period of time.
One way or another I am enjoying a wide and balanced diet, and am looking at experimenting with new recipes. Of the last week I’ve been trying out smoothies, and really enjoying them. Time to start getting more fruit from the market!