Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:21 am
It's almost three weeks now post op. I don't know why they have the stoma wound heal from the inside out, I will ask that when I go on Thursday. As far as food... I made up French toast ahead of time and put it in the freezer, as well as leftover turkey and gravy, cheese stuffed shells, banana bread, etc. I like to cook, and it really helped when the kitchen looked so far away I didn't know if I could get there. My sister stayed with me for a week and was my gopher... Go for this, go for that...I bought lenty of juice, Gatorade because I tend to have low potassium, bananas. I was told to have coffee and tea sparingly. They retain fluids in your body. Raw veggies, salad and fruit with skin is last. You want your innards well healed so nothing is hard to pass through the healing tissues and digests easily.
I did not need much extra pain meds when I got home. I mainly take Tylenol.due to Crohns, I have to stay away from ibuprofen, and only took the Percocet at night or when doing the two hour ride to Philly...
Thinking positive thoughts on your upcoming surgeries ostomates!