I am recovering at home but now have an infection in my incision (22 inches long) and I believe mucocutaneous separation of my stoma (not quite all the way around). So although not major complications, just more things to worry about
I have 2 questions for you all:
1) Mucocutaneous separation: my stoma nurse has said it looks OK! and given me Kaltostat (seaweed) to pack into the gap very day when I change my bag. I would like to have 100% confidence in the nurse (she's visiting tomorrow), but am worried output will seep into the gap and cause more issues....I've also read about
(PG) that can be mistaken for this, which is even more serious. Any advice/ thoughts appreciated.
2) Diet: I want to start eating different foods. Although I am trying different things every day as everyone suggest, any -ve or +ve feedback on the foods below would be useful:
a) smoked salmon, shrimp, prawns, lobster??? I hear the last 3 can cause issues?
b) mexican food eg, guacamole, soured cream, tortillas ( I know salsa should be avoided..)
c) veggies - I've read literature but wondered if there are any specifics people handle better than others - Ive tried carrots, they were OK.
If there are any good sites out there for ileostomy diets , please can you pass this on.