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Reply to "Has anyone been hospitalized for total blockage of their J-pouch?"

@melissa111 posted:

No one ever told you not to eat certain foods? I'm so surprised. I thought not eating blockage producing foods was standard hospital discharge advice that they give to everyone who has this surgery. I was told to avoid raw vegetables and bok choy, even if it's cooked. And whatever you do, NEVER eat corn. If you're anything like me - and I'm someone who doesn't have a ton of adhesions and complications - more than a few spoonfulls will put you in the hospital. Even if I try to puree it in a blender, that doesn't even work for some reason. Corn kernels seem to never lose their shape, no matter what you do to them. No matter how well you think you've destroyed them in the blender, they seem to magically regain their shape after being eaten and will still cause blockages and pain.

What I said was food “being off limits”, I had meant it as there being foods you strictly could never have ever again. The diet was strict at first but over the years I’ve been able to incorporate more and more. I’m not talking about immediately after surgery.

I was being supportive of Drbev, relating to her experience. I think it’s important on this forum to be kind and supportive of each other. For me at least, you guys are some of the only people I know that can relate. I think we can all learn from each other.

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