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My j pouch was created  during June  2014 at St Marks Hospital London.

Just after surgery I completely lost my appetite for two weeks; maybe 3 weeks if including time spent in the High Dependancy Unit.

Once back on a General Ward I was encouraged to eat immediately and meals consisted mostly of mashed potatoes.

 My hospital food was rather bland, I can remember being served fish, potatoes and green beans, in fact no matter what I chose from the Low Residue menu, it was always accompanied with green beans and a variation of potatoes and nothing else or sometimes gravy.

I was also encouraged to eat bananas and apple pies too

On leaving hospital I was told to avoid eating lettuce, cucumber sweetcorn, sprouts, broccoli.

For 5 or 6 months since the creation of the J pouch my appetite had not completely returned, in fact, kinda without  realising, my appetite only returned to what I consider normal  6 or 7 months after takedown, now I eat absolutely anything.

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