Currently I am finishing chemo so basically I am on the bland starchy diet because anything else tastes like metal and rottenness. Anyway I know once chemo is done and my body heals that my ileostomy and I can enjoy a wider variety of foods. But I have questions on if other ileostomy folks have had success on these foods I hope to eat..
2. Cabbage (cooked and raw)
3. Sesame seeds like on bread
4. Green onions and chives
5. Salad greens
6. Greens like collard or mustard, cooked
7. Bean sprouts like used in Asian foods
8. Bok Choi
9. Celery cooked and or raw
11. Spaghetti squash
12. Fresh raw tomato
13. Spinach raw and cooked
14. Raw onion
Also does anyone else have issues digesting beef and pork? I can do ground meats in small quantity but otherwise even if I chew to death it gives me stomach /intestine pain and slows my ostomy down/blockage. Also pizza and spaghetti. ..favorite foods of mine, cause pain and either a sort of blockage where it takes longer than it should to be out of me, or at too much output. Also do fatty foods cause issue as for ne they cause terrible pain...for days. So I dont eat fried food, pizza, to much cheese or cream.
But...i am wasting away! I know chemo is part to blame. But I have lost 15 lbs since I got my ileostomy in September a d I'm very thin to start with. I cant eat much protein or fat, but so far (likely due to chemo diet and my can I eat it list above of foods I have yet to eat) I feel like I am living off of sweets and starches. I want to go nearly sugar free (and no aspartame or other fake sugar) but i am bnot sure how to without becoming basically anorexic. I have tried protein drinks but they're very sweet and chemo gives neuropathy so I cant have anything cold .. but hopefully neuropathy will be gone once chemo is done.