I have recently been told that my bowel resection/reversal is likely to be in September this year which is earlier than I thought. Great news but less time to lose weight before surgery. surgeon says it will make things easier - want to lose weight gained recently in any event. In the past prior to ileostomy and gastro problems had a lot of success with Slimming World which essentially for those who don't know focuses on excluding fat, sugar and refined carbs eg white bread. Not necessarily low carb as can have rice, noodles, potatoes, pasta
Started back on it on Friday morning and have pretty much just eaten fresh fruit, salad, raw cabbage, chicken, potatoes, parsnip soup, steak, pears, bananas and green beans. Had some whole grain crispbread too.
Output has been pretty watery since then and pretty frequent o back and fore emptying all the time. even when thicker it still seems wetter then usual if that makes sense. This is leading to leaks and sore skin around the stoma.
In the past have eaten white bread or cake or crisps such as cheese puffs or skips to solve an output issue - maybe this is part of the reason for my weight gain!
Does anyone have any ideas for thickening output that are diet friendly? I have trio diamond sachets but these don't help the wetness around the stoma and bag opening.
Also any tips on dealing with the sore skin which stops thebag sticking properly so leads to more leaking and seems to be a vicious cycle. Only advice from stoma nurse for this issue has been calamine lotion. Would 'powder' help with this and what do I ask for when calling supplier? Have never used it.
I have just tried putting paste over sore skin before adding my usual eakin seal but it really burns for a while and then not sure if soreness is due to a leak or paste.
Any advice on both diet and sore skin issues would be greatly appreciated.