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.