• wondering when I can eat normal again after colon resection 5 months ago.?

    Asked by Iwillbeatthis on Monday, February 27, 2012

    wondering when I can eat normal again after colon resection 5 months ago.?

    I miss good food, tired of white bread and canned fruit. Does anyone know if I can eat bananas, and melon?

    3 Answers from the Community

    • ttisme's Avatar

      I had a resection in Oct. Truly you have to find foods that are not going to irritate your bowels. I eat what ever I want and have. There are only a few foods that I can't tolerate- pork is at the top of the list. Is there a dietician where you are receiving treatment? I have found that the more veggies I eat the better I feel. Doesn't make sense, but its been working. Wash the melons well before you cut into them. Bananas should be good for calming stomach. The only food i avoid is raw oysters.

      Sounds like they have you on a low fiber diet...higher fiber will help bind things up.

      My surgeon and gastro were conflicting- young surgeon wanted to to keep me on a weird diet. Gastro older guy, said eat what you can.

      good luck

      about 9 years ago
    • ttisme's Avatar

      hey, while searching this website, on the home page is a resource link. I clicked on it and the first listing was a dietician! check it out!

      about 9 years ago
    • abrub's Avatar

      One thing that helped reset my digestive tract was a 30-day course of GI Revive (either capsules - 7 once a day, or powder - 1 tsp once a day mixed in food). It helps restore the mucosal lining of the gut. It was recommended by an Integrative Medicine specialist I saw. It's available online or at some health food/nutrition stores.

      I was able to eat anything a few months after my triple colon resection, but I had lots of problems with constipation or other discomforts. Much to my surprise, the GI Revive really helped me, and I was over a year post-op when I started it.

      about 9 years ago

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