Thanks everyone, this is all very helpful. I do feel that my very well-respected team of surgeons is kind of leaving me to my own devices. And to be honest, I'd rather get some more specific instructions because I am nervous and scared and uncertain. And I do better with specifics
They did tell me I can try eating whatever I like, but to me it doesn't make sense that I can eat everything this close to surgery. Another example is with the fiber/lomotil. They told me I could take up to 8 lomotil a day. I wonder if it's too soon though. The last thing I want to do is negatively impact or upset my pouch, or wind up in the hospital for something that I could have prevented. Maybe I am being overly paranoid, but since I'm incontinent (currently), have butt soreness and hemorrhoids, got re-admitted for an obstruction, I want to be extra extra safe. Ok, so I am paranoid
So happy I can come here and learn from your experiences. Lots of trial and error, I'm hoping to reduce the error part
Hugs, J-Pouch friends!