I’m a colostomy patient. What is that you might ask? That means that I’m missing a part of my colon or intestinal track. To allow my colon to rest they rearranged my intestines and brought my colon up to the left side of my waist and that’s how I now go to the bathroom – I’m known as a front crapper. I shit in a bag. My issue began as I had an undiagnosed disease called diverticulosis, and it became diverticulitis, and I had a perforation of my bowel. I went septic during this process and almost lost my life. I underwent a major surgery and woke up with a colostomy – the dreaded bag. Because my surgeon removed the damaged/diseased part of my large intestine called the sigmoid I was told I could now eat anything I wanted.
Not true. Big fat lie.
So I begin a list of things that didn’t digest well and cause me issues which I have deemed my no-no list. In no particular order-
- Pineapple chunks
- Fresh vegetables of any kind
- Any fruit or vegetable with a skin
- Hi fiber foods
- Sautéed green beans
- Fibrous meats
- Any food that is not thoroughly chewed
So right now I’m working through a partial bowel blockage which really sucks. Sigh. I’m not sure when I’m gonna have the sucker reversed but I’m really working on becoming height and weight appropriate first.