Hey Steve, no, I haven't been thinking about a stoma temporary or otherwise. But I'm not on a liquid or mushy diet, I can eat meat, fish, eggs, just have to chew very mindfully. The problem for me is the small percentage of carbs, veggies and fruit. I LOVE my carbs; noodles, dumplings, bread, potatoes, worst of all sugar! And what's scary is now that they're off limits (to some extent) I see there are carbs in EVERYTHING even soups, which I also love, and having a soup with just meat and little or no carbs is just plain boring. My diet has been reduced and reduced over the years, and this is the worst (although I know of a woman who can ONLY have meat not even fruits or veggies.) Thanks again.