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Mar 1, 2018 · Ostomy: Adapting to life after colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy in Ostomy

It does take a bit of "trial and error" to figure out what you can and cannot eat dafely and without discomfort. 8 years ago, my colon perforated resulting in sepsis, a 2 week coma and causing the removal of my entire colon, leaving me with my shiney new ostomy and a life forever changed . For me, there are certain foods that are impossible to process. Vegetables and most fruit cause crippling cramping; dairy causes gas which fills up the bag and we don't want that. Nailing down the new "rules" literally took years and coming to terms with the fact that I could no longer eat the same as before. It plays with your head and your sense of self to have these limitations while everyone else takes their food for granted. Not easy, but doable…because there is no other option