Hello fellow ostomates.
I wonder if I am alone in this. Lucky me, I can eat most anything, but honestly, for me it is how rather than what you eat - chew thoroughly is the main thing. But fluids are a problem, yes, we have to keep hydrated, but even sipping drinks can often result in a very watery output! I had a Jpouch for 20 or so years and had an ileostomy around a year ago after changes in the pouch. I could drink a glass of water (or beer :)) without any problems with output, but now and despite using loperamide to slow things down I still have very watery output. Is this typical of ileostomies? I suppose I do have less ileum than I did after two procedures. Does it get better in time?
What bothers me is that it is really difficult to keep hydrated if water is simply being passed into the bag.
I have given up alcohol (boo) really doesn't work for me. Maybe have to give up coffee - might be the problem, or maybe it just happens from time to time and not too worry.