#Repost @mollyollyostomy (@get_repost)
Bottoms up ! I have started seeing a dietitian to help get my nutrition back under control - before my GI tract went haywire, I was the queen of fruits, veggies, lean proteins, and whole grains. Post-surgery, I have had a lot of issues with fiber and blockages since Olly is only about 18mm (which is tiny when compared to other stomas !) and my small intestine still has slow motility. So at the suggestion of my dietitian, I am starting a wean-your-way-into-produce-again approach, which is centered around making smoothies. I'll be starting out with some peach smoothies with that plant-based protein powder on the left, and then I'll work in other fruits to see what Olly can tolerate. Eventually, I hope to be able to eat the non-puréed varieties of these foods, but that's not really an option right now.
In my right hand is my new multivitamin. Since my diet can't include all of the nutrient-rich foods I'm used to, I will start taking a dose of this liquid every day. A lot of multivitamins are absorbed in the colon, so since my colon is stapled off for the time being and will be removed in the not-so-distant future, liquid is the way to go ! I'm curious to see what it'll taste like, but even if it's nasty, it has to be better than some of the liquids I've had to drink for medical testing. We'll see how everything works as I try new things in the next couple of days - fingers crossed for no blockages or other issues ! #mollyollyostomy #ileostomy #ostomy #chronicillness #invisibleillness #spoonie #nocolonstillrollin #ostomates #stoma #girlswithguts #ittakesguts #chronicallymotivated