I was dilated under anesthesia 3 time in three weeks, which is why I picked doing it from now on once a week. I'm guessing you could "unblock" yourself with the dilators, but if you do it regularly, that won't have to happen.
The said a very little blood in no big deal.
I eat whatever I want, though I know things like nuts make me suffer, though that is just having a J-pouch, I guess, not related to the stricture.
I had leaks when the stricture was seized up, and sometimes still do when maybe what I eat disagrees with me.
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