I only ate the heart of that artichoke and the soft layer of the leaves! But that was enough. I wonder, too, if psyllium husk later than usual that day may have added to the problem.
Dr Shen's NP confirmed that these issues associated with narrowing at the surgical site are pretty common. Her advice was to stay on clear liquids a few days, advance to regular liquids and then stay on soft foods with no fiber until the procedure 9/6. And if I run into more problems to head to NY Presbyterian's ER (3 hrs away.). So far ok with intro of some solids. But the liquidy stool means burning again, and some leaking, things I haven't had to deal with for many many months. Sigh.