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No doubt deweyj, when I'm looking for things to be grateful for in this whole medical adventure I've found  myself in (with so little intestine) that's one of the things I note too!  Prep is soooo easy!  2 fleet enemas the morning of, and I'm good to go!  What a relief it is!  I remember the nastiness of the gallon of goop I had to drink years ago and don't miss it a bit!  (I don't remember at the moment, but I think my doctor has me limit foods the day before as well though...)

Re/ the juicing, I can totally see how this could increase output for some.  Now having short bowel syndrome, I have diarrhea so many times a day, I never can figure out a pattern of what causes more/less output no matter how hard I try.  If someone makes smoothies the fiber stays in and there is less of a sugar spike and more time for digestion (being that the fiber is there) - so this may be a good option for folks who find it moves things through them too quickly, instead of juicing.  

krissimay78, hope you are feeling back to normal by this time.  Blockages and adhesion related pain is no fun, and is something to take seriously.  I can't say for sure because everyone is different and sometimes we get surprised, but I would think a smooth mash wouldn't be a problem once you are sure your blockage has passed.  (If I had a blockage, I'd be on liquids only until I was sure it was passed though, then maybe advance to a mash/really soft foods to see how I did, then add meats and tougher foods.)  If you are willing to put a little time and creativity in, you can find a way to eat in a way that works for you.  I have gotten a little lax over the years and eat something risky every now and then (raw carrot, artichoke salad, etc) but every time I do I wonder if I'm making a mistake.  Because I have so little intestine left to play with, it could be extremely complicated with high risks to need another surgery.  I get on jpouch.org and am reminded that it's a risky game I'm playing and I need to get disciplined.  I do really miss my raw vege's sometimes!  

You may have had a partial obstruction still which caused the pain with the hash. Until your pain is completely gone (now or in the future), I'd start slowly slowly slowly adding new foods when it seems like time to see how you respond without too much risk.

And, to agree with deweyj, there are serious complications that can happen if you wait too long, so stay on top of your obstructions (like it seems like you are trying to do).  By no fault of my own, this is why I now have short bowel syndrome and 36 inches of small intestine left (and no large intestine due to the jpouch surgery).  Don't let that scare you, the risk of what happened to me is so crazy low, I just got lucky  

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